Thieves Dig 50 Foot Tunnel To Steal Thousands Of Pounds From Cash Machine

Greater Manchester Police are said to be searching for seven short individuals with pick axes.

1. Thieves in Greater Manchester have stolen tens of thousands of pounds by tunnelling under a cash machine.


2. The criminals tunnelled from nearby wasteland and stole cash boxes from the Tesco Express on Liverpool Road in Eccles.

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The raid took place between midnight and 6am last Friday night.

3. Police believe the well-constructed tunnel took months to build.


In 2012 a similar tunnel was used to raid a cash machine in Fallowfield area of Manchester. At the time police linked it to previous attempts to tunnel under cash machines in the region.

4. Detectives say they want to talk to anyone seen acting suspiciously on Friday night.


They are particularly keen to to speak to anyone who was seen “covered in soil” in the local area.

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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