ATM ripped out at Bexleyheath train station - but thieves miss out on cash

News Shopper: The wrecked cash machine this morning (pic from Twitter by @sarah_kelly12). The wrecked cash machine this morning (pic from Twitter by @sarah_kelly12).

Part of a cash machine was ripped out at Bexleyheath train station this morning - but the thieves got away with nothing. 

Commuters wanting to get money out this morning were out of luck as the ruined machine was taped off. 

Sarah Chambers arrived at the station at 8am but had to make do without her morning hot chocolate for her journey to Charing Cross near where she works in an office.

The 23-year-old, who lives in Bedonwell Road, Bexleyheath, told News Shopper: "It wasn't just a little bit broken - the screen was hanging off, the keypad was on the floor and you could see all the way through into the back office. 

"They had done quite a good job on it. 

"Everyone was standing around looking at it wondering what had happened." 

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: "BTP officers were called to Bexleyheath station after reports two men attempted to steal a cash machine.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 5.25am but is believed to have taken place around 12.30am.

“Initial enquiries suggest no money is missing from the machine, which is currently being examined.

“Officers are also examining CCTV from the local area as part of their investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting 31 of 26/03/14.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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11:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

At least most of the machine was left then! Normally, the norm would be to jcb the whole wall. Nothing like being inconvenienced by a hole in the wall on your way to work. Good job the lady has enough for her morning trip cuppa.
At least most of the machine was left then! Normally, the norm would be to jcb the whole wall. Nothing like being inconvenienced by a hole in the wall on your way to work. Good job the lady has enough for her morning trip cuppa. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 11

12:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

oh come on, we all wanted to do it.
oh come on, we all wanted to do it. white rabbit9
  • Score: 12

6:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

cookster says...

"Sarah Chambers arrived at the station at 8am but had to make do without her morning hot chocolate"

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time x
"Sarah Chambers arrived at the station at 8am but had to make do without her morning hot chocolate" Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time x cookster
  • Score: 10

10:00pm Wed 26 Mar 14

danny_london says...

Sarah chambers says "They had done quite a good job on it"

One can't help but wonder if you are of the criminal fertility?
Sarah chambers says "They had done quite a good job on it" One can't help but wonder if you are of the criminal fertility? danny_london
  • Score: 3

2:18am Thu 27 Mar 14

ISaidThis says...

"Commuters wanting to get money out this morning were out of luck as the ruined machine was taped off. "

Yes, I can see how a bit of tape would prevent someone from using the ATM. But I would have thought that the damage to the machine was a more likely source of the commuters lack of luck.
"Commuters wanting to get money out this morning were out of luck as the ruined machine was taped off. " Yes, I can see how a bit of tape would prevent someone from using the ATM. But I would have thought that the damage to the machine was a more likely source of the commuters lack of luck. ISaidThis
  • Score: 6

10:04am Thu 27 Mar 14

mastermofo1886 says...

danny_london wrote:
Sarah chambers says "They had done quite a good job on it"

One can't help but wonder if you are of the criminal fertility?
Fertility ? Or fraternity ?

hmmm....
[quote][p][bold]danny_london[/bold] wrote: Sarah chambers says "They had done quite a good job on it" One can't help but wonder if you are of the criminal fertility?[/p][/quote]Fertility ? Or fraternity ? hmmm.... mastermofo1886
  • Score: 2

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