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Thieves Cut Hole In Side Of Bank To Rob ATM
Enterprising thieves have cut a hole in the side of a West Midlands bank and made off with tens of thousands of pounds.
The thieves got inside the branch of Lloyds TSB on Hagley Road West, Warley, and raided its cash machine.
They cut a hole in the masonry just big enough for one person to squeeze through, covering their activities from view with a tarpaulin, West Midlands Police said.
The overnight heist took place yards from a main road, police said, calling the burglars "audacious".
"This was an organised and carefully planned raid on a bank, at a time when the cash machine was well stocked," Detective Sergeant Michael Greenland said.
"They clearly knew what they were doing as they were very quick to commit the robbery and then get away."
The burglary was discovered on Monday morning when staff at the bank turned up to find the ATM empty.
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what do you think?
Problem these days people don't want to get involved even when people are breaking the law they were probably seen and people carried on walking
So right shirley and yob culture rules
There's something 'Oceans Eleven' about this. The sort of crime folk shouldn't get that angry about in a way. I obviously condone theft.
is it just me that finds it offensive and ridiculous that this news story calls the thieves "enterprising"
There is a sense of irorny about this, banks being stung by the public, but theft is theft nevertheless. I can't believe that no-one saw anything, or saw fit to report it to the police.