Raiders drove off with an ATM stolen from a shop in Wyberton after trying to smash through the front door with a vehicle.
The attempted ram-raid happened at the Spar shop in Parthian Avenue where witnesses saw a green Daihatsu 4x4 being driven into the front of the shop.
It was left at the scene by a gang who eventually got into the shop and used a rope to drag the ATM outside.
They then loaded it onto another vehicle and drove off before police arrived at about 2am yesterday morning.
Police believe the Daihatsu was stolen from outside Lincolnshire before the burglary and they are examining CCTV to gather more evidence.
Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 011, stating incident 15 of November 20.