Bay of Plenty police investigate after thieves rip ATM out of wall

The scene of the crime
The scene of the crime Photo credit: Facebook/ News Whakatane

Police have launched an investigation after an ATM was ripped from a wall in Murupara.

In the early hours of Monday morning a front end loader was stolen and used to wrench the ATM out of the building on Pine Drive.

An example of the type of equipment used to steal the ATM
An example of the type of equipment used to steal the ATM Photo credit: Freerange Stock

The offenders then loaded the machine on to a trailer, and fled the scene, towing the ATM behind them.

Both the trailer and ATM were located in the Kaingaroa Forest just before 4am.

Although the trailer was significantly damaged, the ATM was still secure.

Inquiries into the burglary are ongoing and police are seeking information from anyone who has information relating to the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to Murupara police on 07 366 1170 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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