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Second man charged in Ballynahinch ATM theft bid investigation

The forecourt roof of the filling station collapse during the attempted ATM theft
The forecourt roof of the filling station collapse during the attempted ATM theft

A second man has been charged in connection with the attempted theft of an ATM at a filling station in Ballynahinch.

The roof of Carlisles filling station on the Belfast Road in the town collapsed during the botched attempt to drag an ATM from its housing with a digger on Monday.

Items including scratch cards, cash and cigarettes were stolen from the shop during the incident.

On Wednesday, detectives charged a 25-year-old man with burglary, criminal damage endangering life with intent and aggravated vehicle-taking causing damage to property.

He is due to appear before Downpatrick Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a second man, Adrian Boyd (26), was remanded into custody on Tuesday charged with a number of offences relating to the attempted ATM theft.

A 22-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and attempting to pervert the course of justice as part of the investigation remains in police custody.

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