Retailer Raj Patel was the latest to suffer at the hands of ram-raiders targeting cash machines when a hooded gang struck at Hadlow Foodstores, Kent, in the early hours of August 11.
They used a rope and two vehicles, one a 4x4, to wrench the door of the shop from its hinges before dragging the cash machine from the back wall.
Villagers, including a family living above the store, witnessed the incident, although nobody was injured.
Raj told Convenience Store that the damage would run into thousands and has vowed not to install a new ATM. He said: "I installed the ATM to provide a service to the community, but I can't risk putting in a new one."
Kent Police are also investigating a raid on Bob's Store in Gravesend.