HOODED burglars have once again targeted the BP service station in Elmore, stealing $400 worth of cigarette lighters and damaging an ATM.
Bendigo police sergeant Steve Cunningham said three males smashed their way through the front glass door with a sledgehammer at 4.30am on Wednesday.
‘‘They tried to steal the ATM with no luck,’’ he said.
‘‘They then fled in a white single cab ute.’’
The service station was closed at the time.
This is the second time it has been targeted since July when a man held up the service station with a knife.
The man entered the service station shortly after the store had opened, demanding cash from the two staff members present before fleeing.
Anybody with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au