Police have smashed a gang stealing cash machines in Britain by making a cash machine from the ground floor of a bus and driving it up to a bank.
Raiders stole the ATM after they were stopped in a vehicle in southwest London and officers recovered £100,000 from the machine.
A gang was stopped in a vehicle in southwest London and officers recovered £100,000 from the machine
Police believe the gang stole it in Dartford, Kent, in the back of a van by constructing the machine from scrap metal and fibreglass, and ramming it into a locked ATM.
The gang then drove the machine into a bank with the cash to make off with it.
Police were alerted to the theft on January 26 when they received reports of the van being stuck in the railings of the bus stop.
A digger was used to 'rebuild' the ATM
Police seized the van, but the ATM, which is worth around £25,000, was not inside.
Officers have now recovered some of the cash from the ATM and identified two potential suspects.
The ATM would have been a valuable prize, because it was embedded with data.