A four-figure sum of cash has been stolen from car park ticket machines in Maldon “by an organised gang.”

Thieves targeted more than eight machines in Butt Lane car park and the Promenade Park car park this week, damaging some and stealing the money inside.

Six machines were forced open and the cash was stolen from inside in Promenade Park between 9pm last Tuesday and 9.30am last Wednesday.

An attempt to enter two machines in Butt Lane car park was made between 6pm on Thursday and 9am on Friday.

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