The two-storey, store-room was left close to collapse when two walls were demolished as the gang attempted to rip out an ATM with a JCB digger.
Police believe the gang, equipped with the digger, two lorries and a fork-lift truck, fled empty-handed after being disturbed. The bungled raid came as Essex police said they were hunting a gang suspected of being behind at least three ATM raids during the last month.
In latest robbery thieves targeted the Delph petrol station in the village of Whittlesey near Peterborough, Cambs., in the early hours of Tuesday 29 September 2015.
Intacept Security have been retained to secure and protect the site while investigations continue.