Thieves got lucky when they broke into a cash machine next to a petrol station in Lancaster.
The incident happened in the early hours of Friday August 26 at about 2:30am at a filling station on Owen Road, Skerton.
Intruders forced the hinges and got into the room that houses the cash machine, disabled the alarm and spent a considerable amount of time cutting a hole into the cash box.
Police said they stole “a large amount” of cash.
Detective Sergeant Colin Forsythe said, “I would appeal to anyone who was in the Owen Road/Torrisholme Road area of Lancaster between 9:30pm on the Thursday and when the incident happened to come forward if they witnessed anything suspicious.
“If anyone has any information that would assist this investigation then I would ask them to call Lancaster CID on 01524 63333 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”