Ram-raiders who attempted to rip out an ATM at a Co-op store with a tractor were caught on camera during their bungled robbery.
In a video obtained by Chronicle Live, taken by a member of the public from above the store, shows two offenders escaping the scene after trying to pull out the bank machine from the shop wall.
The hooded suspects can be seen having a heated discussion as they work out the logistics of the burglary, before making a rapid getaway upon activating the security system.
The alarm at a Co-op in Ratcliffe Road in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland was triggered at around 4.50am on Thursday.
The suspects then made off leaving the tractor at the scene after being unsuccessful with their attempt.
Shortly after, Northumbria Police received calls from members of the public who reported that suspects were attempting to pull an ATM from the wall of the shop using a tractor.
Enquiries into the incident are current and anyone with information is asked to contact the police.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 4.50am today (Thursday) an alarm was activated at the Co-Op store on Ratcliffe Road in Haydon Bridge.
“A number of calls have followed from members of the public reporting a tractor attempting to pull the ATM from the wall.
“The suspects have made off leaving a tractor, believed to be stolen, at the scene after being unsuccessful in their attempt.
“Enquires are on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 and quoting reference NP-20211014-0103.”
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