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DETECTIVES on the hunt for ATM thieves after another machine was stolen in the early hours of this morning

DETECTIVES on the hunt for ATM thieves after another machine was stolen in the early hours of this morning

DETECTIVES on the hunt for ATM thieves after another machine was stolen in the early hours of this morning

Detectives are on the hunt for ATM thieves after a machine was stolen in the early hours of this morning.

The PSNI are investigating following the robbery in Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh and are probing if it is related to any other recent thefts.

Two ATM thefts took place in Cavan and Tyrone a fortnight ago.

A digger was used to remove the ATM which was located at a filling station on the Dromore Road at around 4am.

The digger used in the robbery is also understood to have been stolen and was set on fire shortly after the robbery.

The PSNI say they believe the ATM was removed from the scene using a trailer.

Detective Sergeant, Brian Reid has put out a call for anyone around the area who seen anything suspicious to come forward.

“Thieves used a digger to remove the ‘built in’ cash machine from a filling station on the Dromore Road at around 4:05am causing extensive damage to the building. We believe the culprits used a trailer to remove the ATM from the scene.

“We also believe the digger was stolen from ground under development nearby. The digger was set alight at the scene immediately after the theft.

“We are investigating whether this ATM theft is linked to any other recent thefts and I want to make a number of appeals (for information) today,” he added.

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