Detectives from Kent Police are appealing for information following the theft of a cash machine which was smashed from the wall of a service station on the A299 Thanet Way.

The incident at the Shell Lychgate garage near Dargate was reported at around 1.50am on Monday 1 March.

A CAT digger was used to remove the cash machine, causing a considerable amount of damage.

The ATM was then loaded onto the back of a grey flatbed Ford Transit, which is reported to have left the scene in convoy with a dark-coloured Mitsubishi Shogun.

The incident is being linked with an unsuccessful attempt to steal a cash machine from the wall of a Tesco Express store in High Street, Dymchurch, at around 2.15am on Sunday 28 February.

Both offences are being investigated by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

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