THIEVES who tried to steal a cash machine from a shop in Overton left empty-handed. 

Police were called just after 2am on Friday, February 17, to reports of a burglary in progress at Co-op, Winchester Street.

Around eight people had forced entry and used a vehicle to pull the cash machine out into the road. 

READ MORE: Suspected drug dealers arrested at Basingstoke Leisure Park

The offenders were unable to secure it to the vehicle and made off empty-handed in a grey Range Rover and another unidentified vehicle.

A police spokesperson said: "Officers conducted a thorough search of the area but did not locate the offenders.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact us via 101 with reference 44230066320."