Statement attributable to Detective Constable Rob Hutchins
Bay of Plenty Police are investigating after a burglary in Murupara overnight.
In the early hours of this morning a front end loader was stolen and used to damage a building on Pine Drive and steal an ATM machine.
The offenders have fled the scene towing the ATM machine on a trailer.
The ATM machine and trailer were located abandoned shortly before 4am in the Kaingaroa Forrest. The trailer was significantly damaged and the ATM machine appeared to still be secure.