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Officer injured after ATM thieves ram police car

A police officer received minor injuries after a police vehicle was rammed during an ATM theft at a shop in Bentley Avenue, Yaxley. 

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for information after four ATM thefts were reported over the past week including one in Peterborough where an officer was injured.

The latest incidents occurred overnight yesterday (January 12) when police were called to two break-ins.  

The second was at 4.18am, when police received reports of an ATM theft in progress at a shop in Bentley Avenue, Yaxley. A police car was rammed by the suspects as they made off, and an officer received minor injuries.  

A spokesperson for the police said: “If anyone has any information they should contact us via web-chat or on 101 quoting incident 60 of January 12.” 

A police cordon is in place outside the local co-op on Bentley Avenue following the incident.

Earlier that morning, just before 1am (January 12), they received reports of a shop in Kirkgate Street, Wisbech being targeted.  On attendance the suspects had left the scene with an ATM and an investigation has begun.  

A spokesperson said: “If anyone has any information they should contact us via web-chat or on 101 quoting incident 19 of 12 January. These incidents are believed to be linked to each other and two other ATM thefts from last week at Nisa in Chatteris and Co-op in Cambridge.”