A man with an address in Wexford has been charged with more than a quarter of a million pounds stolen in ATM burglaries across Northern Ireland.
Christian Nicola (42) was arrested in Hull by detectives from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch on November 29.
He was questioned on suspicion of incidents in Articlave, Dungannon, Portadown, Poyntzpass, Irvinestown, Derrylin, Coleraine, Ballymena and Dungiven.
Nicola is charged with entering premises in Dungiven on February 6 and 7 and stealing £43,640, damaging lights and sensors and a satellite cable and an ATM bunker.
This was followed on February 15 by entering a shop in Articlave and stealing £71,250 as well as damaging lights and a satellite cable.
On February 24, he is accused of entering a shop in Dungannon as a trespasser and stealing £93, 850 cash as well as damaging an ATM machine, wire fencing and satellite cabling.
The next alleged incident occurred on March 3 when the accused is charged with entering a Portadown filling station and stealing £52,300, and in the process damaging an ATM machine, wire fencing as well as telephone and satellite cabling.
On March 9 Nicola is charged with entering a filling station in Irvinestown with intent to steal, damaged lights, fencing, satellite cabling and an ATM machine and bunker.
The following day, he allegedly entered a shop in Poyntzpass as a trespasser and stole £280 cash, damaged an ATM machine, lights, fending and satellite cabling.
On March 14 he is charged with entering a shop in Derrylin with intent to steal, damaging an ATM and bunker, fencing, satellite and telephone cabling as well as street lighting belonging to the Department of Infrastructure.
Finally on March 29 Nicola is accused of attempting to enter shops in Coleraine and Cushendall with intent to steal and damaging a fuel gauge cable at a service station in Ballymena.
Defence counsel Patrick Taggart advised there would be no application for bail at this stage after which District Judge Michael Ranaghan remanded Nicola in custody to appear by video-link later this month.