Threat to Village Cashpoints

Police are asking villagers to keep our eyes peeled for a forklift truck stolen this week – fearing it may be used to commit cashpoint crime.

It follows a spate of incidents around the area when such a vehicle has been utilised by crooks to rip ATMs from the outside walls of shops to try to steal the money. Ruddington has three such cashpoints. The latest warning follows the theft of a yellow-coloured Telescopic JCB Forklift (pictured) from Wysall village overnight on Tuesday (10th October) – which is only a short drive away.

Rushcliffe Police say: “Your help is needed because these vehicles are often stolen for later use in ATM cash machines thefts. Please report any suspicious activity relating to village ATM machines or possible sightings of this stolen forklift.”

If you spot this vehicle – particularly if it’s on the move after dark – you’re asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police as soon as possible on 101 – or immediately on 999 if you think a crime is being committed – quoting incident 178-11202017.

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