Brazen thieves were captured in dramatic CCTV footage stealing a cash machine by blasting it from a post office wall using gas canisters.
Shocking video shows the ATM exploding from the building before one of the raiders helps cut it free using a chainsaw.
Police were called at around 4.24am on Saturday morning following the audacious theft in Lutterworth, Leics.
Extensive damage was caused to the front of the Post Office on George Street in the market town after the five-strong gang fled with containers full of cash.
Detectives are now hunting the suspects, believed to have been driving a dark coloured vehicle, and probing whether they are linked to a string of similar recent raids.