Digger rammed into supermarket ATM in County Tyrone

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Thieves unsuccessful in their bid to make off with supermarket ATM



3 December 2014

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A digger has been used in a bid to make off with a supermarket ATM in County Tyrone.

Thieves rammed a digger into the cash machine at SuperValu Aughnacloy in County Tyrone in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, 3 December).

The incident occurred at the Moore Street supermarket at approximately 05:00 GMT.

Fortunately however the robbers were not successful in their attempt and neither the ATM nor any money was stolen.

Detective Inspector Hazel Reid said detectives were examining a potential connection to a trailer on Ravella Road, which crosses the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The PSNI closed the road while examining the scene.

Several similar cases have occurred elsewhere earlier this year. In October, farm machinery was used in an attempt to steal an ATM from a petrol station in Portadown, County Armagh. Meanwhile in February, criminals managed to remove an ATM from a service station in Seaforde, County Down with a digger. In January a digger was also used to steal an ATM in Tubercurry, Co. Sligo.



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