A GANG of thieves have attempted to steal a cash machine from a Co-operative shop in yet another ram-raid.

The group used a 4x4 vehicle to smash through the shutters of the shop in Ferriston, Banbury, about 3am yesterday.

It comes as the 11 similar ram-raid in the county since December, although police have said it is not believed to be linked.

Police said some of this group that targeted the banbury shop - thought to be up to four people - got out and attempted to steal part of the cash machine using the 4x4 to drag it from the store.

They got it inside the vehicle but the force said no money was stolen.

The store and the equipment were damaged.

All of the group were wearing boiler suits but no further description has been given from police.

Detective Sergeant Tim Hawley, from Banbury Investigation Hub, said: “We are investigating the circumstances of this burglary which is not believed to be linked to other recent similar incidents in Oxfordshire.

"I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the burglary or who saw any suspicious activity in the area between midnight and 3.15am on Tuesday.

"I would also specifically like to speak to anyone who witnessed an old-style 4x4 vehicle in the area at the time of the incident."

Any details contact police on 101 referencing 43180169182