Cash machine theft bid

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

A police hunt is under way following a failed attempt to steal a cash machine on Deeside.

An ATM at Aboyne Filling Station was targeted at around 1.45 am on Sunday.

The bid was unsuccessful and the thieves fled the scene without any cash.

Detective Inspector Richard Taylor said: “A dark blue Land Rover Defender vehicle was used in the commission of this crime and was then left at the scene.

“I would appeal for any members of the public who saw such a vehicle or suspicious persons during late Saturday night or the early hours of Sunday morning in the Deeside area to contact us.

“If you saw this vehicle or any suspicious persons, please contact us on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”