Wednesday 21 August 2019

Man (23) charged over ATM theft in Northern Ireland

The incident occurred in Antrim on Tuesday.

File photo dated 30/04/19 of the scene at a fuel station at Tully Road, Nutts Corner, Antrim, where a digger was used to rip an ATM from the wall. Photo: Rebecca Black/PA Wire
File photo dated 30/04/19 of the scene at a fuel station at Tully Road, Nutts Corner, Antrim, where a digger was used to rip an ATM from the wall. Photo: Rebecca Black/PA Wire
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A 23-year-old man has been charged with theft, arson and criminal damage after the theft of an ATM in Antrim.

The theft occurred at Nutts Corner on Tuesday.

The suspect is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday.

Detective Inspector Richard Thornton said: “We have made a total of five arrests in connection with this incident and this is the third man to be charged to court in relation to it.

"I am very pleased with the progress that we are making in our investigations into the ATM thefts and we will continue to do all we can to catch those responsible.

“I would continue to ask the public to let us know if they see anything suspicious, including seeing any unusual activity, people or vehicles loitering in areas close to ATMs.

"If you hear machinery late at night or in the early hours please call us on the non-emergency number 101 or 999 if you think a crime is in progress. The key to stopping these crimes and getting ahead of these criminals is information from the public. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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