Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are investigating after an ATM was stolen during a ram raid in Numurkah early this morning.
Police were called to reports a ute has smashed through the front windows of a service station on the Goulburn Valley Highway about 1.40am.
The four thieves have been unable to load the ATM into the ute so have tied it to the back of the ute and dragged it from the scene.
All north bound lanes of the Goulburn Valley Highway are closed between Walsh's Bridge Road and Katamatite-Nathalia road during the police operation, while southbound lanes had a reduced speed limit.
The ATM being dragged along the road has caused sparks that started a grassfire about 1km from the scene.
CFA were on the scene to quickly extinguish the blaze, while a warning has been issued for smoke in the area.
Police are investigating and urge any witnesses or anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au