ATM stolen from shop in Aberdeenshire

A cash machine has been stolen from a shop in Aberdeenshire.

The ATM was taken during a break-in at the Scotmid on Craigour Road, in the village of Torphins.

Police Scotland was alerted to the incident at around 1.30am on Thursday.

The cash machine was recovered nearby.

Officers have urged anyone who may have seen any vehicles or persons in the vicinity in the early hours of the morning or any suspicious activity in the previous few days to come forward.

Detective Inspector Fionnuala McPhail said: “Enquiries are at an early stage and I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to get in touch.

“Local road closures and cordons are in place whilst initial enquiries are carried out and I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst officers carry out their investigation.”

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