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Man (21) appears in court following Nutts Corner ATM raid

Patrick Close appears at Ballymena Court on Thursday charged in connection with ATM theft. Credit: Pacemaker Press
Patrick Close appears at Ballymena Court on Thursday charged in connection with ATM theft. Credit: Pacemaker Press
Police forensic experts examine the scene at Tully Road, Nutts Corner

By Nevin Farrell

A man was remanded in custody at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday charged in relation to the theft of an ATM at Nutts Corner earlier this week.

Patrick Close (21) of Camlin Park, Crumlin, faces five charges linked to the theft of an ATM worth £16,000 containing £59,090.

He is further accused of causing criminal damage to a Costcutters store, theft and arson of a Hitachi digger and aggravated taking and causing damage to a Land Rover.

The defendant was wearing handcuffs when he appeared in the dock.

A police officer said she believed she could connect him to the charges.

A defence solicitor said he had no questions regarding the defendant being connected to the charges and he said no application was being made for bail.

A prosecution lawyer asked for the case to be adjourned for four weeks to await a full file being received from police.

District Judge Nigel Broderick remanded the defendant in custody and adjourned the case to Antrim Magistrates Court on May 28.

The defendant yawned as he was led to the cells.

A co-accused (31) from Belfast appeared at the same court on Wednesday in relation to the Nutts Corner raid.

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