15 Jan 2012

Tunnel dug through concrete to ATM

6:30 am on 15 January 2012

Thieves in Manchester, England, dug a 30 metre tunnel to get to a cash machine.

The theft happened overnight on Monday, 2 January. A similar plot was foiled in the same area in 2007 and police believe it may have been carried out by the same gang.

The passageway started from a railway embankment at the rear of a shop, went under a car park and then beneath the foundations of the store.

The BBC reports it was about 1.2 metres high and fitted with lighting and roof supports. Police believe it could have taken up to six months to dig.

Machinery was used to cut through more than 38cm of concrete to steal the money.