Thieves withdrew a whole ATM from a retailer in Eire by utilizing a stolen excavator to tear the machine from a brick wall, earlier than making an attempt to jam it right into a van with a part of its roof minimize out.
The brazen theft occurred early Sunday within the small city of Dungiven in Northern Eire. In accordance with police, the suspects managed to drive the heavy building tools from a close-by web site, the place it was “used to tear the machine from the wall along side the store leaving substantial harm to the constructing.”
Video reveals one suspect working the yellow digger, utilizing it to smash the wall earlier than ripping the machine out with the bucket.
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“I need to attraction to anybody who was within the space and who might have witnessed the theft, or who noticed the digger being pushed to the scene, to contact us,” Police Service of Northern Eire mentioned in a press release.
The footage reveals the thieves utilizing the excavator to stuff the whole machine by a cut-out within the roof of a black van earlier than driving away with the ATM protruding from the highest.
“The boys who did this are simply scumbags,” the shop proprietor informed the Irish Occasions. “There are going to be much less and fewer ATMs about now due to these assaults. There’s one mainly occurring each week now.”
Police inspector Richard Thornton mentioned it was the eighth ATM theft this yr.
“As in all of those ATM thefts, the actions of those criminals haven’t solely triggered rapid monetary hurt to the enterprise focused, however they’ve understandably triggered concern locally and impacted upon a significant service many native folks depend on,” he mentioned in a press release.
Police are asking the general public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious exercise.
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“Should you hear equipment late at evening or within the early hours please tell us. Should you see any automobiles being pushed in a suspicious method near the place ATMs are situated, please tell us,” Thornton mentioned.
The store proprietor informed the Irish Occasions he received’t be getting the ATM changed “and that would be the local people shedding out.”
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