A GANG left a hole in a wall after stealing a cash machine.
Five or six men are believed to have been involved in the heist of the ATM from the Fenay Bridge Service Station early today.
Police believe the gang used a stolen car to get away with the cash machine, which is estimated to contain thousands of pounds.
Tim O’Sullivan, from West Yorkshire Police, said: “It is likely there is a substantial amount of cash in the machine, which they are no doubt currently trying to get at by any means possible.
“All of the men were wearing white clothing and white woolly hats which they had pulled down over their faces.
“We are appealing for anyone who saw this or with information to get in touch.”
The raid happened at 2.30am today at the Fenay Bridge Service Station in Penistone Road.
The group smashed the windows of the service station before pulling the ATM from its position.
They were then seen putting it in a Mitsubishi Delica car which had been reported stolen from Cleckheaton yesterday.
The gang sped away from the area towards Waterloo.
A short time later, at 3.15am, the gang were seen at Butts Hill, Gomersal, where the thieves all helped to carry a large, heavy item, believed to be the cash machine, from the stolen vehicle to a second car.
It was a silver saloon car with an 08 registration number plate.
Some of the youths made off in the car while others ran away on foot towards Spen Lane.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.