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Ram-raiders smash into village shop

The suspects made off with money from the cash machine.

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The scene at a Co-op in Scraptoft, Leicestershire, after a forklift truck was used to attempt to steal the cash machine (Karen Giddens/PA)

The scene at a Co-op in Scraptoft, Leicestershire, after a forklift truck was used to attempt to steal the cash machine (Karen Giddens/PA)

The scene at a Co-op in Scraptoft, Leicestershire, after a forklift truck was used to attempt to steal the cash machine (Karen Giddens/PA)

A village shop was badly damaged when its cash machine was targeted by ram-raiders.

The telehandler vehicle smashed through the front of the Co-Operative food store in Main Street, Scraptoft, before 4.20am on Sunday, Leicestershire Police said.

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The scene at the Co-Op in Main Street in Scraptoft, Leicestershire (Karen Giddens/PA)

The scene at the Co-Op in Main Street in Scraptoft, Leicestershire (Karen Giddens/PA)

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The scene at the Co-Op in Main Street in Scraptoft, Leicestershire (Karen Giddens/PA)

Cash from the machine is believed to have been stolen and the suspects may have made off in a white or grey Audi.

Police said the telehandler and a white Toyota Hilux 4×4 were left at the scene.

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