Bank raiding burglars leave equipment at the scene

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BUNGLING burglars may have left empty-handed after being disturbed by members of the public during a bank raid this morning (Wednesday).

Police were called to the Lloyds TSB Bank, High Street, Coningsby, at about 1.16am and discovered that the ATM had been attacked by Bobcat teleporter/forklift.

There had been serious structural damage caused to the front of the bank, however the ATM, which was damaged, remained at the scene.

Police said four people were seen in the vicinity of the bank.

Three wore dark clothing with hooded tops and scarves over their faces while another person is thought to have remained in a white Audi car with a '61' plate registration.

They believe the offenders were disturbed by passing members of the public and left the scene in the white Audi travelling towards Tattershall.

The Bobcat is believed to have been stolen from a building site on Ackrill Close, Coningsby and was left at the scene along with a silver Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck.

A spokesman said at this stage it is unclear what, if anything has been stolen.

Two men, aged 48 and 43, have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the burglary after police stopped a silver Ford transit van in the Hubberts Bridge area at about 1.35am.

They will be questioned later today.

The road has been closed while investigations are carried out.

Anyone with information should call the new 101 non-emergency number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.