REWARD ON OFFER TO CATCH CASH MACHINE THIEF
A reward is being offered for information about the theft of a cash machine from a high street bank in Bingham. LINK, the UK ATM scheme, is offering up to £25,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in stealing the machine by using a tractor.
It happened around 2.40am on Monday 6th February at the NatWest bank in Bingham’s Market Place. The thieves used the tractor, which had been stolen from Cropwell Butler, to crash into the wall of the bank before stealing the entire cash machine, containing a quantity of money. It was discovered at a farm building in Kegworth, Leicestershire, later that morning, having been broken into and the cash stolen.
A blue Land Rover Defender with an open back and a large open-sided trailer with a caged rear, stolen from Lowdham, were also left at the farm building. It is believed that the Land Rover and trailer may have been driven through a number of rural villages between Bingham and Kegworth, including Cotgrave, Wysall, Bunny and East Leake.
Detective sergeant, Steve Wragg, said: “I hope the reward is an incentive for someone to come forward with information and tell us who is responsible for this theft. It caused a lot of disruption to local people, and left the building with a lot of damage.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.