Thieves escaped with money when they targeted a cash machine at a petrol station.
Firefighters were called to Manchester Road in Astley at 3.40am today to reports of an explosion.
A police spokesman said: “Police were called at 3.36am to a report of a loud bang at a cash machine at a petrol station on Manchester Road, Astley.
“Officers attended and found damage to a cash machine and cash had been stolen.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call police on 101.