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Car found in connection to Moama ram raid

By Ivy Jensen

UPDATE: With the help of the Moama community, investigators are in the process of forensically examining a white 2002 Mitsubishi Triton ute found on Barnes Rd, Moama.

It is believed the vehicle is connected with this morning’s ATM theft from Moama Marketplace.

Investigators are urging anyone who may have seen the vehicle or its occupants to contact Deniliquin detectives on 5881 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Similarly, drivers with dashcam footage who were in and around Moama between 3am and 6am are urged to review their footage and contact investigators if they believe they saw a similar vehicle earlier this morning.

EARLIER: Thieves have taken off with potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars after stealing an ATM at Moama Marketplace.

Criminals used a bobcat to drive through the front doors of the Perricoota Rd complex about 4.30am before pushing over a freestanding ANZ ATM and loading it onto what is believed to be a truck or ute before taking off.

A second freestanding ATM has been extensively damaged by the bobcat, which remains inside the building.

Murray River Police Inspector Paul Huggett said it was not known if there was a link between a similar burglary at Tongala in December, but NSW Police had been in contact with Victoria Police regarding several regional ATM thefts in the past few months.

Crime scene detectives from Griffith have just arrived to investigate, so Woolworths and BWL is expected to be closed for most of the day.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call Moama police on 5482 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au