A Co Antrim man has denied stealing two cash machines which were ripped from a supermarket wall.
Appearing at Antrim Crown Court by videolink from prison, Barry Richard Smith (33) entered not guilty pleas to each of the four charges against him.
Smith, from the Ballyutoag Road in Nutts Corner, faces four charges following the theft of two ATMs which were ripped from the wall of an Asda supermarket in Antrim on 1 February 2019,. He denies two counts of theft, criminal damage to the building and stealing a Caterpillar excavator used in the theft.
Previous courts heard claims that a DNA profile matching Smith was found on the control panel of the stolen digger used to rip the ATMs from the wall. The cash machines are said to have contained around £160,000 which has never been found.
Defence solicitor David Jones said he would hope to complete the trial in a day. Remanding Smith back into custody, Judge Patricia Smyth scheduled the trial for 20 September, with a review next month.