Cash machine robbery in Cumbernauld Village

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 20:06 on 10 December 2014.
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RESIDENTS in Cumbernauld Village were awoken by a loud explosion, earlier this morning, as a masked gang attempted a smash and grab of Cumbernauld Village’s local pharmacy, sub-post office and external cash machine. 

Police Scotland has issued an appeal for information following the incident, which seen a gang of thugs attempt to blow the ATM out of the wall. In the process of the incident, thieves managed to grab a five-figure sum, before making a swift getaway.

Cumbernauld Village Main Street was left in lockdown after the incident, which took place at 1:05am, in the early hours of this morning (10 December).

Thieves targeted the village’s cash machine, which is incorporated in the outside wall of Cumbernauld Village Pharmacy and sub-post office. Police Scotland say the attack was successful, and that the gang managed to get away with a five-figure sum of money.

Telephone calls to the Police conveyed reports of a loud explosion and of a gang of people trying to remove the machine from the wall, while other residents reported that two getaway vehicles were involved in the early morning raid.

Detective Sergeant Cameron Miller confirmed that Police officers are now reviewing CCTV footage from the area, but asked that anybody with any information come forward as soon as possible.

He said: “The people responsible for this crime have not only stolen a large amount of money, they have also caused significant damage to the building.

“It is important they are traced as quickly as possible and I would appeal to anyone who heard or saw anything in the area around that time to come forward, no matter how minor they think their information may be.

“Some of the witnesses we’ve spoken to so far have reported seeing a group of men wearing masks and dark clothing around the location before entering a light coloured Audi motor vehicle. A second car, possibly a Volkswagen, was also seen near the premises around that time.

“Anyone who thinks they can assist with our enquiries can contact us on the non-emergency number 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where they can remain anonymous,” he added.

Nobody was injured as a result of the incident. 
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