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Thieves dig large tunnel to steal merchandise from Tesco store

By Mason White 4:40 PM March 24, 2014
The tunnel under the Tesco 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a group of thieves after digging a large tunnel under a Tesco store, police in the United Kingdom said.

Manchester Police said that the thieves dug a 50-foot tunnel under the supermarket before stealing tens of thousands of pounds from an ATM.

The gang is thought to have spent months digging the tunnel to reach the ATM at the Tesco Express store in Eccles. Thieves used pick axes and shovels to dig the tunnel, while building a supporting roof.

Police estimate that the thieves made off with about 40,000 pounds ($66,000) in cash. Police said the complexity of the tunnel structure required a lot of planning and could have taken months to complete.

Police said that they were appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with them.