BREAKING NEWS: Ram raiders try and steal Eastbourne cash machine

The damaged cash machine at Waitrose

The damaged cash machine at Waitrose

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Thieves tried to steal a cash machine from outside the Eastbourne branch of Waitrose in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

Police believe the thieves struck at around 3.30am and smashed in the front of the ATM and an external door to try and get to a box containing cash but fled empty handed.

The area around the ATM in the High Street, Old Town, is currently cordoned off by police and detectives are at the scene.