PSNI issue further warning regarding ATM thefts

PSNI issue further warning regarding ATM thefts

"Your phone call could be pivotal in catching the criminals."

The PSNI have once again encouraged the public to be aware of the threat of ATM thefts in their communities.

They've warned people to report any suspicious behaviour and reiterated that ATM is not a victimless crime, with the aftermath affecting businesses and personnel in the area who depend on ATMs for access to cash.

Detective Superintendent Rowan Moore also thanked the public for their help in investigations so far.

“I am grateful to the public for their input and support to date and would encourage communities to remain alert to suspicious activity," Moore said.

"If you see or hear a digger late at night or in the early hours of the morning ask yourself – what need is there for such activity at such a late hour? If your suspicions are aroused phone police immediately. Time is of the essence in catching these criminals. Your phone call could be pivotal in catching the criminals.

“I would also appeal to anyone who owns or uses heavy plant machinery - please take every possible step to secure and immobilise your machinery. If criminals cannot steal diggers and other similar machinery, they cannot tear out ATMs.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information which could help us apprehend those responsible to contact detectives on 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."