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An ATM has been stolen from the wall of a bank in Co Cavan.

The brazen theft took place from the wall at the bank on the Main Street, Kingscourt around 4am this morning.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesperson told Independent.ie, "Gardaí were alerted at about 4am and immediately went to the scene.

"On arrival they discovered that a large digger had been used to remove the ATM from the bank.

"The ATM was placed on a trailer being towed by a light coloured large four wheel drive vehicle (SUV). This vehicle left the scene in the direction of Carrickmacross."

The scene is sealed off for a technical examination of the area by Garda Crime Scene Examiners.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact then at Bailleboro Garda Station on 042 9694570.

Meanwhile in Tyrone, PSNI in Dungannon are investigating after an ATM was robbed from a filling station wall using a digger.

The filling station on the Ballygawley Road was damaged as the thieves broke through he wall taking the ATM just after 4am on Sunday morning.

Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson of the PSNI said that the digger, which they believe to have been stole, was set on fire after the robbery.

"Thieves used a digger to remove the ‘built in’ cash machine from a filling station on the Ballygawley Road at around 4:15am causing substantial damage to the building," he said.

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"We believe the digger was stolen from a business a short distance away, which caused damage. The digger was set alight at the scene immediately after the theft.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the area between 4am and 4:15am and saw what happened, or who has information which could assist our investigation to call us.

"In particular, I am appealing to anyone who saw a jeep-type vehicle towing a trailer in the Gortlenaghan Road or Ballygawley Road areas around these times to get in touch with detectives in Omagh."


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