Village bank wrecked in attempted raid

LLoyds TSB Bank Raid
LLoyds TSB Bank Raid

A VILLAGE bank was wrecked by raiders who targeted it using a Bobcat teleporter.

Police were called to the Lloyds TSB Bank, High Street, Coningsby, at about 1.16am last Wednesday and discovered the ATM had been attacked.

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 and were disturbed by the public.

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 in the Audi 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, from the Grantham area, were 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 have been released on police bail until a date in March pending further enquiries.

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