POLICE are searching for a team of bungling burglars who attempted to steal the cashpoint from a grocery store in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

The group of five raiders pulled up in a 4X4 vehicle at the Co-op, in Fore Street, Wellington, at around 1am

The five then got out and smashed the front windows before attempting to steal the cashpoint machine by attaching it to the vehicle.

They failed to steal it and the vehicle was left embedded in the store.

The offenders then ran off along South Street on foot.

A police helicopter was involved in a search of the area for the offenders but they were not located.

The scene has been cordoned off to allow for further enquiries today.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "If anyone has information which could help our investigation, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219151047."

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 or via the charity's anonymous online form.