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JCB digger driven into Co-op in Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs as thieves attempt to steal cash machine

By Anna MacSwan

Thieves drove a digger into a Co-op store to steal its cash machine overnight.

The shop, in Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs, is currently taped off by police with significant damage to the front.

The ATM was taken from the building, but later found with a JCB digger along a farm track off Hopeville Avenue.

The shop was cordoned off by police. Picture: Owen Forrest. (7392644)
The shop was cordoned off by police. Picture: Owen Forrest. (7392644)
St Peter's Co-op (7393474)
St Peter's Co-op (7393474)

Witnesses have reported seeing two men leaving the scene.

Police were alerted to the incident at 4.50am this morning and are appealing for any further witnesses to get in touch.

The shop is closed.

The shop front was badly damaged (7393478)
The shop front was badly damaged (7393478)
The shop is closed
The shop is closed

Anyone with information, or CCTV or dashcam footage that could help the investigation is asked to call 01843 222289 quoting reference 24-0296.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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