Police are investigating a burglary in which a cash machine was stolen from a village shop.
Officers were called shortly after 1.30am yesterday, Monday October 7, to Budgens in Stock High Street.
A cash machine was stolen from the front of the shop.
A group of four to five people were reported to have been seen. They left in two vehicles – one described as a red Ford Ranger and the other as a small car – and drove off in the direction of Billericay.
A Ford Ranger was later found burned out in woodlands off Witham Road, Wickham Bishops, shortly before 3.40am.
If you have any information or CCTV or dashcam footage, contact 101 quoting crime reference number 42/159698/19.
Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org