Ram raiders abandon stolen tractor after failed Hykeham ATM theft

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Thieves attempted to rip out a petrol station ATM machine with a stolen tractor this weekend, sparking a police witness appeal.

Police believe the offence happened at around 3.20am on Saturday, December 16 at the Jet petrol station on Newark Road, South Hykeham.

The ram raiders failed to make off with anything from the station.

A dark coloured saloon car is also believed to have been involved.

Nothing was taken during the attempted theft and Lincolnshire Police have so far made no arrests.

Officers are continuing their investigation, including checking CCTV cameras and taking forensic examinations.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “We would like to hear from you if you have any information that could assist the enquiry.

“There are a number of ways you can report:

  • Via our non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 65 of 16 December
  • Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at crimestoppers-uk.org
  • In an emergency always call 999″