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Digger used to rip cash machine out of Northern Ireland petrol station

A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. Pic: Pacemaker
A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. Pic: Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 24/03/2019 A cash machine has been torn from the wall of a filling station in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh. The built-in ATM machine was removed by a digger, which police suspect was stolen from a nearby building development. The thieves are understood to have loaded the cash machine onto a trailer before setting the digger alight and fleeing. The incident happened at Dromore Road around 04:05 GMT on Sunday.
Scene of the ATM theft on Sunday morning.

Police are again investigating the theft of another cash machine in Northern Ireland.

A stolen digger was used to rip the machine from the wall of a petrol station on the Dromore Road in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh in the early hours of Sunday morning. The building was badly damaged.

It's thought the thieves used a trailer to take the machine away before setting light to the digger.

The theft is the latest in a spate of incidents right across Northern Ireland. On Saturday the burnt out remains of a van and what's thought were remnants of a destroyed cash machine were found in a field near Crumlin in Co Antrim.

That followed after a theft on Friday in Newtownabbey. Although police have not confirmed if it was the machine from the previous day's theft.

The PSNI has established a taskforce focusing on the ATM thefts. Retail groups have expressed fears the string of thefts could lead to businesses opting to remove their machines which could leave rural communities without access to a cash machine in their communities.

Police are working to establish if the incidents are linked.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “Thieves used a digger to remove the ‘built in’ cash machine from a filling station on the Dromore Road at around 4.05am causing extensive damage to the building. We believe the culprits used a trailer to remove the ATM from the scene.

“We also believe the digger was stolen from ground under development nearby. The digger was set alight at the scene immediately after the theft.

“We are investigating whether this ATM theft is linked to any other recent thefts and I want to make a number of appeals today.

"Were you in the Dromore Road, Irvinestown area between 3.30am and 4.10am? Did you see what happened? Did you notice any vehicles being driven in a suspicious manner in the Irvinestown?

"If you have information which you think could help our investigation, please pick up the phone and call detectives in Omagh CID on 101, quoting reference 306 of 24/03/19.

"Alternatively information can also be provided by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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