Attempts made to remove ATM from wall in Omagh using 'stolen' digger

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A suspected stolen digger has been used to try to remove an ATM from outside a shop in Omagh.

 

It happened on Old Mountfield Road at around 4 o'clock this morning.

 

Police think the vehicle was taken from a nearby building site.

 

It was set on fire immediately after the incident.

 

 


Detective Sergeant Robinson said:

 

"Thieves used a piece of plant machinery in a bid to remove the 'built-in' cash machine from a shop on Old Mountfield Road at around 4am. 

"We believe the piece of machinery was stolen from a building site a short distance away, and was set on fire immediately after the incident.  


“I am keen to trace the movements of a dark-coloured Volkswagen Passat which headed towards Cookstown, and I would appeal to anyone who believes they may have seen this vehicle around this time, or prior to when the incident was reported, to call us.  

"I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area around this time and saw any suspicious activity, or anyone who has information about this crime to call detectives in Omagh CID by calling 101, quoting reference 243 of 06/01/19." 

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.


 

 

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