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Police investigating 'potential link' between Coleraine attempted ATM theft and others in NI

The PSNI has appealed for information
Suzanne McGonagle

POLICE are investigating a "potential link" between an attempted theft of an ATM in Co Derry to other thefts across the north.

At least three men were seen acting suspiciously close to a cash machine on the Dunhill Road in Coleraine at around 1.50am on Friday.

A police spokeswoman said: “We believe two of the suspects were armed with suspected crowbars.

"Officers attended the scene just minutes after the report and the suspects fled on foot into a nearby field. Searches got under way to locate the suspects.

"Our investigation remains ongoing and at a robust pace to identify those who were responsible and also a motive."

She added that "as part of our enquiries we are also investigating a potential link between this attempted theft and other reports to police following a number of recent thefts from ATMs across the country".

Earlier this week the public were warned by police to be vigilant following 13 thefts or attempted break-ins at cash machines in just over seven weeks around the north.

Three masked men damaged an ATM in Armagh in the early hours of Wednesday.


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