Car stolen from Wodonga rams Springdale Heights ATM

THIEVES have used a stolen car in a failed bid to ram raid an ATM in the fourth such incident in the past three months.

The Hume Bank cash machine outside the Springdale Heights IGA was targeted about 3.15am on Monday.

A gold Nissan Pathfinder stolen from Wodonga slammed into the ATM, causing extensive damage to the machine and windows. 

Despite the impact, the would-be cash thieves left empty handed.

It’s believed the incident was captured on several cameras at businesses in the Kaitlers Road shopping centre.

Inspector Winston Woodward said those responsible fled after an alarm sounded.

“There is extensive damage to the Hume Bank ATM and surrounding glass windows,” he said.

“No access was gained (to the) ATM or the IGA supermarket, and therefore nothing at this stage appears to have been stolen.”

Forensic officers and detectives attended the area on Monday morning.

The ATM was dusted for fingerprints. 

Armed security staff removed money from the machine as tradesmen repaired damage to the building.

An eatery next to the ATM was also damaged.

Those responsible for the ram raid had little chance of removing the machine, which four tradesman and security employees struggled to move only a few centimetres off the ground.

It was unclear how many people were involved in the incident.

It was the fourth recent ram raid in the area. 

The Jindera IGA was targeted by two masked offenders on February 20, with a stolen Ford ute reversed through glass doors.

The pair stole bottles of spirits from the supermarket before torching the car. 

That was followed by a drug-fuelled ram raid on the Thurgoona Golf Club on March 24 where two men targeted an ATM.

The Caltex service station in East Albury was rammed on April 11 and a stolen silver Hyundai IMAX was used to take a cigarette cabinet, and the vehicle was later torched. 

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