'It's a right mess': Thieves on the run after blowing up cash machine at Sheffield petrol station

Thieves blew up a cash machine at a petrol station in Sheffield this morning, causing an explosion which could be heard miles away.

By Claire Lewis
Sunday, 12th April 2020, 10:34 am
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 10:34 am

Crooks targeted Woodhouse Mill petrol station at around 3am today and used some kind of explosive to blow up the cash machine.

The explosion created a hole in the exterior wall of the garage and thieves escaped with notes from the cash machine although the amount is not yet known.

Petrol station explosion - Credit: Janette Jenkin

The machine was left behind.

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The thieves left the scene in a getaway vehicle but have not yet been traced.

The cash machine at Woodhouse Mill was blown up this morning by thieves

The garage is sealed off and under police guard this morning while investigative work into the incident is carried out.

One of the petrol pumps was damaged in the blast, which could be heard in Aston, Treeton and Handsworth.

South Yorkshire Police said the force received numerous calls about the explosion.

Anyone with information should call 101.