Tunnel dug to steal cash machine

Press Association
Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a 50 ft tunnel that was dug by thieves from nearby wasteland into the Tesco on Liverpool Road, Eccles. A significant amount of cash was taken from an ATM during the theft on Friday March 14th.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 20, 2014. See PA story POLICE Tunnel. Photo credit should read: GMP/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by Greater Manchester Police of a 50 ft tunnel that was dug by thieves from nearby wasteland into the Tesco on Liverpool Road, Eccles. A significant amount of cash was taken from an ATM during the theft on Friday March 14th. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 20, 2014. See PA story POLICE Tunnel. Photo credit should read: GMP/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%"Every little helps" says the sign at Tesco where a gang spent months digging away at a 50ft (15m) tunnel to help themselves to the shop's cash machine.

Spurning the traditional bank robbers' tools of balaclava and sawn-off shotgun for the shovel and pick, detectives say the complex tunnel structure would have taken serious planning and weeks of laborious digging to carry out the raid in Salford, Greater Manchester.