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Cash machine stolen in ram raid at shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 12:13 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 19:29 03 April 2018

The Guineas Shopping Centre in Newmarket was the target of a ram raid. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The Guineas Shopping Centre in Newmarket was the target of a ram raid. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Extensive damage has been caused to a shopping centre after ram raiders drove a stolen 4x4 vehicle into the building and stole an ATM.

The incident took place at the Guineas Shopping Centre in Newmarket town centre shortly before midnight on Monday and damage was caused to the entrance doors and some shop fronts.

The offenders abandoned the 4x4 at the scene and made off in a second vehicle – a dark coloured saloon car – taking the ATM with them.

The shopping centre is being preserved and protected overnight pending forensic examination by officers from Suffolk police this morning.

The centre is due to open at 8am but access will be affected while police conduct their enquiries and the damage made safe.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Suffolk police on 101 and quote incident reference SC-02042018-462.

Andy Drummond, mayor of Newmarket, said: “It’s a shame it has happened only a week after our new combined police and fire station opened in the town.

“I have seen a heightened visibility of police in the town this past week. It’s disappointing but hopefully they will catch them.

“It’s a sad world we live in that people are that desperate that they will have a go at something like this.”

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