02/04/2013 10:59 BST | Updated 02/04/2013 11:11 BST

Cash Point Blown Up By Thieves In Raid At Petrol Station (VIDEO)

Thieves have blown up a cash point in an audacious raid at a petrol station.

Police have released this CCTV footage of the moment the machine exploded at the Texaco petrol station in Weyhill, Hampshire.

Police were called to the scene at 4am on March 31, where they found the stand-alone cashpoint machine had been blown open and the money from inside stolen.

Officers had been called to the scene after a neighbour had reported hearing a loud bang.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Murray said: "Although this was a relatively contained explosion and fortunately no-one was injured, the unpredictable nature of this type of offence means we could easily have been dealing with serious injury or death."