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Police recover stolen cash machine in Co Tyrone

 

The damage at Glendale Service Station, Killyclogher Road, outside Omagh, where an ATM was stolen in the early hours of Friday
The damage at Glendale Service Station, Killyclogher Road, outside Omagh, where an ATM was stolen in the early hours of Friday
The damage at Glendale Service Station, Killyclogher Road, outside Omagh, where an ATM was stolen in the early hours of Friday
The damage at Glendale Service Station, Killyclogher Road, outside Omagh, where an ATM was stolen in the early hours of Friday

A cash machine that was stolen by thieves using a digger has been recovered by police.

The ATM was ripped from the wall of a filling station on the Killyclogher Road area of Omagh during the early hours of Friday morning.

Detective Constable Caroline Crawford said: “The machine was discovered on the Knockmany Road area of Clogher late last night and has now been removed for further examination.

“The investigation into the theft is continuing and I continue to appeal for anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to call Detectives in Omagh on 101, quoting reference number 159 of 15/02/19. 

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

The digger used to remove the machine was found at the scene, and significant damage was caused to the wall of the business premises.

CCTV footage of the incident shows it took just 90 seconds for the thieves to rip the cash machine from the wall and place it into a trailer before making their getaway.

A spokesperson for the business, which has been operating for over 40 years, said they were determined to get up and running again as soon as possible.

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