North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following the theft of a cash machine from Asda on Norton Road in Malton.
The incident was reported at 1.44am this morning.
Thieves used a JCB digger, which had been stolen from Scrayingham on Thursday, to remove the cash machine. The JCB was found abandoned in the middle of the road with the engine running.
Another vehicle, a blue Mitsubishi L200 pick-up was also involved in the incident. This vehicle was reported stolen from Buttercrambe on 5 October 2016 and has since been recovered.
The cash machine has been found in the Malton area.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the incident and have also issued an appeal to help piece together the movements of the JCB between yesterday and this morning. Anyone who saw a JCB in the area or saw one in unusual circumstances in asked to contact the police urgently.
They are also appealing to anyone who has any information about the theft of the Mitsubishi pick-up from Buttercrambe on 5 October, and anyone who can help piece together its movements over the past two days.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Scarborough Serious Crime Team.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12160182372 when passing on information.