Avon and Somerset Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after two ATMs were attacked in Bath during the early hours of this morning (22nd April).
Police received reports a cashpoint on North Road in Combe Down had been targeted at approximately 2.10am and another at a café on Sion Road at approximately 5.30am.
Both attacks were successful and a substantial quantity of money is believed to have been taken.
The ATM on North Road was attacked using a highly-flammable gas. Four men were seen making off from the scene on two motorbikes – all were wearing helmets.
Detective Sergeant Barry Frayling said: “We’re carrying out a number of inquiries into these two attacks and we are keeping an open mind as to whether they are linked.
“Specialist crime scene investigators are examining both scenes while we are also reviewing CCTV and carrying out house to house to enquiries.
“As part of our investigation we’re also appealing for any members of the public who may have witnessed either incident to get in touch.”
Anyone who thinks they may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time of the incidents, or in the hours before, are asked to call 101 quoting crime reference number 5216085959.