Bay of Plenty Police are investigating following a burglary in Murupara.
A front end loader was stolen and used to damage a building on Pine Drive, and an ATM machine was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning.
Detective Constable Rob Hutchins says the offenders fled the scene towing the ATM machine on a trailer.
“The ATM machine and trailer were located abandoned shortly before 4am in the Kaingaroa Forest.
"The trailer was significantly damaged and the ATM machine appeared to still be secure.”
Enquiries into the burglary are ongoing and Police would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to the incident.
Information can be shared with Murupara Police on 07 366 1170 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.