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Three men charged in connection with ATM raids

Police at the scene of an attempted ATM theft at a Topaz filling station on the Gilnahirk Road in Belfast. Photo By Justin Kernoghan
Police at the scene of an attempted ATM theft at a Topaz filling station on the Gilnahirk Road in Belfast. Photo By Justin Kernoghan

Three men have been charged with trying to steal ATM machines at two locations in Northern Ireland.

Police investigating the spate of ATM thefts have charged the three men, aged 33, 37 and 41, in connection with a burglary at an ATM bunker in the Gilnahirk Road area of east Belfast on Friday.

They were also charged with a burglary at an ATM bunker in the Hartford Link area of Newtownards on March 30.

All three have been charged with burglary with intent to steal and are due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday May 20.

The 41-year-old man has been charged with a further three counts of burglary with intent to steal in relation to incidents in the Ravenhill Road area of Belfast on January 18, in the Comber Road area of Dundonald on January 27 and in the Woodstock Road area on February 23.

A fourth man, aged 30 was arrested in connection with the incident in the Gilnahirk Road area. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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