Gang uses gas canisters to blow cash machines out of walls

A robbery gang who use gas canisters to blow cash machines out of walls in daring raids are being hunted by police.

The group were caught on CCTV this weekend after an early morning raid in Lutterworth, Leicesershire.   

Shocking footage shows the ATM exploding from the building before one of the raiders helps cut it free using a chainsaw. 

Police are hunting brazen thieves who were captured in dramatic CCTV stealing a cash machine - by blasting it from a post office wall using gas canisters

Police are hunting brazen thieves who were captured in dramatic CCTV stealing a cash machine - by blasting it from a post office wall using gas canisters

Shocking footage shows the ATM exploding from the building before one of the raiders helps cut it free using a chainsaw

Shocking footage shows the ATM exploding from the building before one of the raiders helps cut it free using a chainsaw

Police were called at around 4,24am on Saturday following the audacious theft in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

Extensive damage was caused to the front of the Post Office on George Street in the market town after the five-strong gang fled with containers full of cash.

Detectives are now hunting the suspects, believed to have been driving a dark coloured vehicle, and probing whether they are linked to a string of similar recent raids.

Detective Sergeant David Speight, of Leicestershire Police, said: Officers are appealing for help from the public after a cash point machine in Lutterworth was attacked.

'Thieves broke into the ATM using gas canisters and a chain saw, stealing cassettes containing money.

'Officers believe five people were involved in the incident driving a dark coloured vehicle.

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