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Police warning over spate of ATM assaults throughout North

Daylight exhibits the extent of the harm to O’Kane’s filling station on Feeny Street on Sunday, April 7, 2019

PSNI detectives are asking the general public to be vigilant following plenty of thefts from ATMs throughout the nation.

This yr alone, there have been 12 assaults on ATMs proper throughout the North of Eire.

Detective Superintendent Neill mentioned: “We’re 100% dedicated to placing a cease to this crime; against the law that strikes on the very coronary heart of our rural communities.

“And my ask is straightforward and two-fold. I’m asking members of the general public to be vigilant; and I’m interesting to anybody with data, even when it appears insignificant, to contact us instantly.

“The 12 ATMs in query, and the latest assaults, have some components in widespread. Nearly all are inside a rural or semi-rural location. Moreover, many of the assaults have taken place within the early hours of the morning.

“Whereas a few of the makes an attempt have been unsuccessful, all have resulted in some extent of legal harm to the machine or surrounding property.”

Detective Superintendent Neill added: “These focused assaults don’t simply have a extreme monetary influence, they rob the entire neighborhood of a service upon which they’re completely reliant.

“Now we have a devoted staff of detectives working throughout Northern Eire particularly specializing in this crime, however we depend on your assist. Your assist may make all of the distinction.

“In case you see or hear something that doesn’t appear fairly proper, for instance, if you happen to see autos or folks loitering in areas near ATMs, when retailers are closed, name us on 101.

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“Likewise, if you happen to hear equipment late at night time or within the early hours, please choose up the telephone. In case you suppose against the law is in progress please dial 999 instantly.”

Alternatively, data might be offered to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Record of 12 assaults:

Feeny Street, Dungiven, 7/2/23 – housebreaking

Mussenden Street, Articlave 15/2/23 – housebreaking

Ballygawley Street, Cabragh 24/2/23 – housebreaking

Dungannon Street, Portadown 3/3/23 – Housebreaking

Cushendall Street, Ballymena 5/3/23 – tried housebreaking

Roguery Street, Toome 5/3/23 – tried housebreaking

Dunhill Street, Coleraine 7/3/23 – tried housebreaking

Dromore Street, Drumharvey, Enniskillen 9/3/23 – tried housebreaking

Foremost Road, Kells 10/3/23 – tried housebreaking

Chapel Road, Poyntzpass 10/3/23 – housebreaking

Foremost Road, Derrylin 14/03/23 – tried housebreaking

Foremost Road, Tempo 15/3/23 – housebreaking

Police warning over spate of ATM assaults throughout North was final modified: March seventeenth, 2023 by cassoscoop