Hunter Valley ram raid

Police are appealing for information after a ram raid in the Hunter Valley overnight.

Just after midnight (Thursday 17 January 2019), a white utility reversed into the store front of a service station on Ogilvie Street at Denman.

An ATM was removed from the store and put into the back of the utility before the vehicle fled.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and saw the vehicle on Denman Road.

The vehicle sped off and a pursuit was initiated, travelling through Muswellbrook up to the New England Highway.

The pursuit was terminated on Green Tree Close, Quirindi, after the utility entered a paddock.

The utility could not be located despite a search of the area.

Investigators attended a Quirindi property today (Thursday 17 January 2019) after the ATM had been located. The ATM has been seized and will be forensically examined.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.