Ram raiders smashed their way into a shop in Soham this morning.

A member of the public called in just after 2am reporting a group of people were targeting the Londis store in Hall Street, using a JCB teleporter to smash into the front.

They left with an ATM on a flatbed van which has since been recovered.

Officers remain in the area, which is cordoned off to preserve evidence while investigations are ongoing.

Cambs Times: Ram raiders smashed their way into the Londis shop in Hall Street, Soham, overnight.Ram raiders smashed their way into the Londis shop in Hall Street, Soham, overnight. (Image: Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

The road remains closed and is likely to be for some time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting reference 35/85145/23

Police have since shared tips to prevent ram raids like these: 

 🌍 Ensure vehicles have working trackers installed - particularly owners of high-performance cars or ‘heavy vehicles’ such as transits and flat beds 

 🎥 Consider installing video doorbells or CCTV

🏠 Report anything suspicious, for example people scoping houses or tampering with number plates 

 🤔 Report any instances of people appearing to be paying attention to ATM machines, including taking photos or unauthorised people attaching ‘out of order’ signs 

 👀 Raise concerns about anything that doesn’t feel quite right involving high performance cars, ‘heavy vehicles’ or plant travelling in towns and villages during the hours of darkness 

 🚗 Report high-performance or ‘heavy’ vehicles that are not usually in the area and appear to have been left parked for a few days