A small business owner has been left $8500 out of pocket after burglars cut a hole through a tin wall in an attempt to steal cash from an ATM.
Inflatable Funhouse owner Stacey Holland said the burglars had not been successful taking any money, but had done thousands of dollars in damage.
She said it was disappointing to know someone had likely staked out and targeted the business.
"I'm disappointed, hurt more than anything else, most people come in here are regularly they come all the time, we;'re honest and lovely to everyone and love having their kids around and it's disappointing someone would do this to us," she said.
"They would have had to have know [where to cut] because they were spot on to where the ATM was placed, they've been in to have a look..."
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Mrs Holland said $8500 was a very significant amount to her and her husband, who just opened another small business and also both work jobs in addition to their businesses.
"It's massive," she said. "Having two small businesses and trying to run both, and $8500 out of your back pocket is a bit disappointing but we'll keep going."
Wodonga police Detective Sergeant Graeme Simpfendorfer said at least two offenders attended the premises about 5.30am on Sunday, and used an angle grinder and tin snips to cut a hole in the tin wall. He said they attempted to access the ATM through the hole.
Detective Sergeant Simpfendorfer said police believe a significant amount of planning went into the failed plot.
"Someone willing to take the crime to this lengths is concerning to us so we want to get to the bottom of it," he said.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything in the vicinity, particularly if they saw a motorbike or have dash-cam footage, to contact Wodonga police.