Ram raid hits

PUBLISHED: 15:21 12 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

The scene of the robbery - Pic: Daniel Wilson

The scene of the robbery - Pic: Daniel Wilson

THIEVES caused "thousands of pounds" of damage when they stole a cash machine from a post office in the early hours of Tuesday.

The raiders used a 4 x 4 vehicle to smash the front windows of the shop, in Queens Road, Royston.

THIEVES caused “thousands of pounds” of damage when they stole a cash machine from a post office in the early hours of Tuesday.

The raiders used a 4 x 4 vehicle to smash the front windows of the shop, in Queens Road, Royston.

A cash machine, which was bolted to the floor, was chained to the vehicle and dragged out, and the gang made off in the direction of Bassingbourn. It is thought nothing else was taken.

Brian Roberts, operations manager of Newsplus, which owns the shop, said: “There has been considerable damage to the shop. The entire front will need replacing, and while we don’t know the exact cost yet. It will run into thousands of pounds.”

Mr Roberts said the post office and newsagents were “fully operational” by yesterday.

The raiders are described as four white men with Irish accents.

Anyone with information should contact Herts Police on 0845 3300222.

n In April a gang stole a ticket machine from Ashwell Station by chaining it to their vehicle and dragging it away.

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