The front of a convenience shop was completely ripped off after it was smashed by a ‘dumper truck’ during a cash machine theft.
Images captured by a resident show the exposed front of the McColl’s shop on Cleveland Terrace in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, following the ram raid on Saturday morning.
Shelves stacked with cans and the wreckage of the shopfront strewn across the pavement could be seen from the street in the aftermath of the incident.
The vehicle driven into the store had been stolen from the Woodhorn Lane area of Ashington, Northumbria Police said.
A force spokesman said on Saturday: “We are investigating the theft of a cash machine from the McColl's shop on Cleveland Terrace, Newbiggin.
“In the early hours of this morning, police received a report that a dumper truck had been driven into the shop and an ATM was subsequently taken.
“The truck, which police believe to have been stolen from the Woodhorn Lane area of Ashington, was later recovered, but the occupants had made off.”