A man from Essex has been arrested following a ram-raid at a business premises in Debenham.
Officers were called just after 3.30am this morning, Tuesday, November 12, to reports that a JCB Teleporter had been used to break into the front of the Co-op store, in Chancery Lane.
The cash machine was stolen from inside the building and placed in the back of a white Ford Transit van, which then fled the scene with a Red Audi S4 following behind. Three men were seen to have participated in the burglary.
Several police units were sent to the scene and surrounding area and a search for the suspect vehicles took place.
The Transit van and the Audi were located in Syleham at around 4.20am. The cash machine and its contents were still inside the van.
A large-scale search was conducted in Syleham, assisted by the police dog unit, resulting in the arrest of a 30-year-old man from Colchester on suspicion of burglary and also taking a motor vehicle without consent.
He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he currently remains for questioning.
No other arrests have been made at this stage as efforts to identify all those responsible for this crime are ongoing.
Following initial police enquiries, the JCB was discovered to have been stolen from a farm in Debenham and the Ford Transit was stolen from an address in Bures St Mary. Both of these vehicles were taken at some point between last night and the early hours of this morning.
The red Audi had been reported as stolen from an address in Danbury, near Chelmsford, overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 and 30.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting reference number 68441/19.
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