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Attempted Shell petrol station cash machine theft on A249 Detling Hill

Police have closed a petrol station where thieves used a blow torch to try to steal a cash machine.

The Shell garage off the Maidstone bound carriageway of the A249 Detling Hill has been cordoned off following the incident.

Officers were called at around 3.30am after two men were seen trying to take the machine.

The attempted theft took place at the Shell garage on the A249 Detling Hill. Picture: Google
The attempted theft took place at the Shell garage on the A249 Detling Hill. Picture: Google

As officers arrived, the suspects drove away in a white Toyota Hilux pickup truck.

They were chased but the vehicle was lost as it entered woodland in the direction of Thurnham.

Police searched the area but the pick-up has not yet been found.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference 25-0116.


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