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'We wonder who will be next' says Pinxton residents' after a Co-op cash machine is 'blown up'

Pinxton residents are wondering who will be hit next by thieves after the village Co-op cash machine was "blown up".

The Co-op on the corner of Wharf Road and Redgate Street was targeted this morning, Thursday, September, 27, at 4am.

The cash machine.

The cash machine.

Jackie, who runs the Easy wash Laundrette on Wharf Road said: "As a business it does worry you, you wonder if you're going to be next.

"We're better off without these cash machines outside because they're a target, I don't think they should have them."

Sid from Farmgate Butchers on Wharf Road said: "I was in bed, I didn't hear anything or see anything.

"Usually quiet around here it's a small village."

The cash machine.

The cash machine.

Reports suggest it was blown up in a similar method to several other cash machine raids in recent weeks. Including Co-op's in Huthwaite, Swallownest and Selston.

A Wharf Road resident who did not want to be named said: "The Co-op seems to be a target.

"The thieves are scumbags - and to do it on a main road is shocking even at middle of night.

"You normally hear about sheds getting broke into this time of year rather than a cash machine."

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: "Three men who had covered faces used cutting equipment to enter shop before damaging the cash machine and stealing a substantial amount of cash."

Police also said the men left in a blue VW Golf TDI.

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