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Police are linking last night's ram raid at Walsoken Post Office with at least three others including one which happened just hours later in Yaxley, near Peterborough.

An officer received minor injuries as the culprits made their escape after police interrupted a cash machine theft at a shop in Bentley Avenue, Yaxley just three hours after the Walsoken Post Office was rammed by intruders using a JCB low loader.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesperson said: "Overnight police were called to two break ins. Firstly, just before 1am this morning (12 January) we received reports of a shop in Kirkgate Street, Wisbech being targeted.

Walsoken Post office raided. (54210510)
Walsoken Post office raided. (54210510)

"On attendance the suspects had left the scene with an ATM and an investigation has begun. If anyone has any information they should contact us via web-chat or on 101 quoting incident 19 of 12 January.

"Then at 4.18am we received reports of another ATM theft in progress at a shop in Bentley Avenue, Yaxley. On attendance the police car was rammed by the suspects as they made off, an officer received minor injuries.

"If anyone has any information they should contact us via web-chat or on 101 quoting incident 60 of 12 January."

Walsoken Post office raided. (54210496)
Walsoken Post office raided. (54210496)

Both incidents come less than a week after the Nisa convenience store in Chatteris was hit by ram raiders on the same day that the Co-op on Milton Road, Cambridge.

The Chatteris incident happened while the manager and her family were at home in the flat above the Park Street store.

And the police spokesperson said officers believe all incidents are linked.

Walsoken Post office raided. (54210508)
Walsoken Post office raided. (54210508)
Walsoken Post office raided. (54210492)
Walsoken Post office raided. (54210492)


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