26/04/2019

Two ATMs Recovered After Latest Theft

Police have recovered two cash machines that were stolen in an overnight raid.

Thieves targeted a Tesco supermarket on the Larne Link Road in Ballymena at around 3am this morning, Friday 26 April.

Officers spotted the machines being driven away from the scene on the back of a pick-up truck. Following a pursuit, the vehicle was later found abandoned on the Woodside Road.

The recovered ATMs will now be subject to a forensic examination.
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This theft brings the number of cash machines ripped from business premises in Northern Ireland this year to 12.

A tractor and digger used to remove the cash machines in Ballymena were both set alight at the scene.



(JG/MH)

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