Police recover two stolen ATMs following latest theft 3 weeks ago

Police recover two stolen ATMs following latest theft

At least 17 ATMs have been stolen on both sides of the border in recent months.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has recovered two ATMs stolen from a supermarket in Ballymena, Co Antrim overnight.

A PSNI spokesman said the police patrol spotted them being driven away from the scene of the crime and followed, forcing the thieves to abandon them on the Woodside Road.

RTÉ report that a tractor and digger were used to remove the cash machines.

They will now be forensically examined.

On Wednesday, another ATM machine was recovered by the PSNI after it was found outside Omagh.

Given the recent spate of ATMs robberies, the PSNI are encouraging anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

Last week, two ATMs were stolen in Kells, Meath. Both machines were later found burnt out in Cavan.