Three charged in connection Belfast and Newtownards ATM thefts

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by Gráinne Connolly

Three men have been charged with intent to steal in connection with ATM related burglaries. 

It follows a burglary at an ATM bunker in the Gilnahirk Road area of east Belfast yesterday and the theft of an ATM bunker in the Hartford Link area of Newtownards on 30th March. 

The three suspects, aged 33, 37 and 41 are due to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday 20th May. 

A fourth man, aged 30, who was also arrested yesterday in connection with the Gilnahirk road incident, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The 41-year-old man has been charged with a further three counts of burglary with intent to steal in relation to incidents in the Ravenhill Road area of Belfast on 18th January, in the Comber Road area of Dundonald on 27th January and in the Woodstock Road area on 23rd February.

As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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