Hot news from one of our readers, a reputable source, in Birchington, who writes:
"Just witnessed two men trying to do something to the cashpoint machine at Lloyds Bank in Birchington, I have phoned the police.
They then took a length of metal out of the cashpoint, looked like aluminium about 18 inches long. One put it inside his jacket and they hurried away.
One went to the smugglers car park, the other disappeared into Walnut Tree Close and came out in a silver car and drove off towards Margate. I didn't see where the other one went.
I called the local police and they have the registration number.
At the bank, they said that the men had made such a lot of noise that they felt alarmed enough to remove all the money from the machine.
I wonder if this machine is the next one to be dragged out of the wall, or were the culprits attempting to 'skim' cards. Whatever the case, they finished what they were doing and went away, maybe to come back later.
I have done all I can, it is now up to the police."
Ed: Best be extra cautious using the local cash machines this weekend!