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Esh Winning cashpoint raiders foiled by resident – Chronicle News – News – ChronicleLive

THIEVES targeting a village cashpoint fled empty handed when they were rumbled by a local resident.

The crooks made their move on the Lloyds TSB cash machine in Esh Winning, County Durham, at around 2am yesterday.

They used a forklift normally used on building sites, to ram the machine and rip it out the wall.But they made such a noise that they woke a nearby resident, who spotted what was going on and immediately rang the police.

Realising they had been seen, the criminals fled the scene on foot.Within minutes, police arrived in cars and vans and a helicopter was launched to try and find the offenders.One resident, who did not want to be named, said police cordoned off the area to investigate.

via Esh Winning cashpoint raiders foiled by resident – Chronicle News – News – ChronicleLive.

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