Banstead cash machine taken using digger

(Photo: / Gary O’Kane)


Police are looking for the people who used a digger to rip out a cash machine in Banstead in the early hours of Sunday morning (2 September).

The incident took place shortly before 2am, at Barclays, in Banstead’s High Street.

Police said on Sunday evening:

“An ATM cash machine was removed using a digger, which we believe had been stolen earlier in the evening from a nearby building site.

There is extensive damage to the building, and to the ATM which was abandoned on a nearby roundabout.

It is not clear at this time if the thieves were successful in obtaining any money.”

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the raid or the theft of the digger, or anyone who was in the area in the moments before the incident.

The police added:

“In particular, CCTV shows two individuals sat on a bench close by who may be able to give us further information on the other vehicles used by the thieves – believed at this time to be a dark coloured convertible BMW and a Land Rover Defender.

We’re also interested in anyone who saw the two vehicles travelling to or from Banstead (possibly at speed) in the early hours of this morning.

We recognise that ATM thefts across Surrey cause concern and disruption within the local community.¬†Officers have been conducting house to house enquiries in the local area, forensic testing items left at the scene, and reviewing nearby CCTV in order to gather evidence.”

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 (999 in an emergency) quoting reference PR/45180093974.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously through independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Surrey Police



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