Maryland shop hit in ram raid

POLICE are searching for a stolen ute that was involved in two ram-raids this morning.

The first incident occurred at Maryland Shopping Centre just after 4am when the Mitsubishi Triton was used to ram a chemist shop.

An unknown quantity of property was stolen.

The vehicle was then used a short time later to ram an automatic teller machine at Wallsend Plaza.

Three people are believed to have been inside the vehicle, which has significant front-end damage.

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