Police are investigating a ram raid at Merriwa earlier this week.
Hunter Valley Police District (HVPD) officers say at about 3am on Wednesday morning a car was allegedly used in a break and enter at the BP service station at Bettington Street.
Police forensically examined the scene yesterday and it appears nothing was stolen.
It's believed those responsible were trying to steal the ATM.
There is extensive damage to the front of the service station and police are continuing their investigations.
If you know anything or saw anything suspicious contact local police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
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