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'Substantial' amount of cash stolen from Co Down shop

Thieves have stolen a "substantial" amount of money from an ATM at a shop in Co Down.

Detectives have appealed for information following a burglary at the shop on the Crossgar Road in Ballynahinch sometime during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Police at the scene of an ATM theft on the Crossgar Road in Ballynahinch on April 24th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Detective Sergeant Bell said: “It was reported that an ATM machine with a substantial amount of money was taken as well as the safe from the commercial premises. It is believed that the incident occurred sometime before 4.30am this morning.

“I would appeal for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious persons or vehicles in the Crossgar Road area to contact Detectives on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 162 24/04/18.

"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.”

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Police at the scene of an ATM theft on the Crossgar Road in Ballynahinch on April 24th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

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