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Money stolen from Newcastle cashpoint

30 Dec 2016 13:38 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after money was stolen from a cashpoint machine in Newcastle.

It happened around midnight in the early minutes of Friday, December 30, at an ATM on Jesmond Road which is within a vacant premises formerly a design company called piranhaprint.com, which is immediately next door to the locally well-known ‘Double Diner’ take away.

Thieves broke into the vacant premises, via a rear window, then cut through an internal wall to get to the room housing the cashpoint. They then attacked the cashpoint machine using cutting equipment and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

Acting Detective Inspector Graeme Barr said: "This is a busy area of Jesmond and people out for the night may have seen someone acting suspiciously using cutting equipment late at night or heard the offenders, especially as the cutting equipment would have made quite a noise. If so we would ask them to contact us."

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 393 of 30/12/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.