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Three men hunted over cash machine theft in Rotherham

A cash machine was stolen in Harthill, Rotherham, this morning
A cash machine was stolen in Harthill, Rotherham, this morning

Three men are being hunted over the theft of a cash machine from a shop in Rotherham this morning.

Thieves blew a hole in the exterior wall of McColl's on Union Street, Harthill, and ripped the cash machine out in a daring raid at 12.50am.

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Three men used cutting equipment to free the ATM before loading it into a red Audi and driving off in the direction of Kiveton Park.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "At around 12.50am today, officers received reports of a loud smash and explosion at the McColl’s convenience store on Union Street in Harthill.

"It was reported that around three men used cutting equipment to remove the ATM before loading it into a red Audi and driving off in the direction of Kiveton Park.

"An investigation is underway including reviewing CCTV and carrying out local enquiries.

"Did you hear or see anything suspicious? Can you help officers identify the car or the offenders?"

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 29 of July 3.