Police near St. John’s, N.L., are digging through the evidence after a pair of backhoe bandits used a commandeered front-end loader to smash into a pharmacy and snatch a cash machine from inside.

The incident happened at a Lawtons in the town of Paradise early Friday, just off a main highway. The thieves allegedly used the backhoe on the front-end loader to break through a plate glass window and break the ATM off its mounting.

The front-end loader was found abandoned on a nearby street, but the ATM has not yet been located, police say.

Clean-up crews used heavy equipment to clear up the damage.

No arrests have been made.