RAM raid

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RAM raid

A method of burglarizing a retail store by driving a van or truck right through the front windows and grabbing everything close by. Why is this term in the encyclopedia? Well, it sounds suspiciously like "RAM-based RAID," which refers to a solid state or hard disk storage system that uses RAM as a high-speed buffer. See SSD, RAM and RAID.
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A TRIO of burglars ram-raided a hospital with a 4x4 causing "extensive damage".
"A JCB which is suspected to be stolen was used in the ram-raid and a safe was stolen from the premises containing a large amount of cash.
He said: "One of our staff members arrived at 6.30am on Wednesday and the front doors had been ram-raided.
POLICE are hunting a cross-border ram-raid gang who use stolen diggers to smash into cash machines.
Police were concerned as the weekend before a digger was used to ram-raid a Co-op cash machine in Teesdale.
In recent years, a new and devastating form of robbery has emerged; the "ram-raid." Criminals drive a speeding automobile--generally a large truck, van or SUV--through a structure's window, door or other penetrable entry-point.
Council bosses in Staffordshire are set to stop a jeweller putting up security shutters after his shop was hit in a pounds 20,000 ram-raid.
THIS is the scene of destruction left after a truck was used in a failed ram-raid attempt.
POLICE are keen to hear from anyone who has been offered a designer handbag or Canada Goose coat following a ram-raid.