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Telehandler used in cash machine robbery

telehandler in cash machine robbery
This was the scene after smash and grab raiders used a telescopic materials handler to wrench a cash machine from the wall of a store at a Midland retail park on Tuesday 4th November 2014.

It happened at Marks & Spencer at Malvern Retail Park, in Malvern, Worcestershire at 2am.

The raiders fled with the cash machine which contained an unknown quantity of cash, abandoning the telehandler in the car park.

A 38-year-old man from Ledbury was later arrested on suspicion of theft.

West Mercia Police said the Manitou forklift truck was stolen from outside an address in Madresfield, Malvern on Monday evening.

Police were later trawling CCTV footage and appealing for more information.

Anyone who saw something suspicious should contact them on the non-emergency number 101 and quote the incident reference 22s of 4th November.

This has happened before in Devon in 2010. Details here