Thieves use telehandler to destroy Sainsbury’s Local for ATM

This is the moment brazen thieves used a telehandler a cross between a crane and a forklift to rip a cash machine from a wall outside a supermarket.





Footage shows them smashing the front of a Sainsbury’s Local on a high street in Headcorn, in Maidstone, Kent at 11.45pm on Monday with the orange light on top of the vehicle flashing brightly in a not-too-subtle fashion. Amid a cloud of dust and rubble, they then put the ATM in the back of a silver vehicle which left in the direction of Headcorn aerodrome. However, according to locals, their efforts may have been in vain as the cash dispenser had apparently not been working for a few days and contained no money.



The telehandler, which had been stolen from a building site, was left at the scene. A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said the shop was ‘temporarily closed’ and apologised for the ‘inconvenience’, according to the BBC.



Police arrived shortly afterwards, and there are no reports of anyone injured. Structural engineers have since examined the building, which sustained ‘significant damage’.



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