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Pair arrested over Northern Ireland ATM thefts

Police at the scene of an ATM theft on Dromore Road in Irvinestown in March.
Police at the scene of an ATM theft on Dromore Road in Irvinestown in March.

Police have arrested two men in connection with ATM thefts in Northern Ireland.

The men aged 29 and 31 were arrested by detectives investigating thefts in counties Tyrone and Fermanagh between December 2018 and March 2019.

They were arrested in Omagh area and remain in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Foster added: “Today we conducted five searches in the Omagh area in relation to the theft of ATM machines.

"During the operation we recovered a digger worth £60,000 which was stolen in Dungannon area last Friday and we arrested two men, aged 29 and 31, on suspicion of theft of ATMs and machinery as well as other related offences."

Fifteen cash machines have been stolen in separate incidents across Northern Ireland in 2019.

Two men have appeared in court in connection with incidents in Co Antrim.

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