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Six men have used a digger to rip an ATM from a wall in an early-morning raid

Six men have used a digger to rip an ATM from a wall in an early-morning raid

Six men have used a digger to rip an ATM from a wall in an early-morning raid

Six men have used a digger to rip an ATM from a wall in an early-morning raid.

The gang, armed with at least one gun, targeted the Bank of Ireland machine in Tinahely, Co Wicklow with the long-armed digger at 5.45am on Sunday.

They stole a variety of vehicles to use in the robbery including a black Mitsubishi Pajero, registration 03 CN 712, taken from Tullow, Co Carlow, a silver Toyota Landcruiser registration 06 KK 946 stolen overnight from Castledermot, Co Carlow and a tractor and trailer unit snatched from Clonegal, Co Wexford.

All the vehicles were left at the scene and the bandits fled in a dark car.

"We are unaware of the amount of cash taken at this time," a garda spokesman said.

"No-one was injured during the incident."

Gardai believe there were a number of people in the area at the time and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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They are also urging anyone who saw the vehicles being stolen or en route to the scene to get in touch.


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