Thieves burn digger after failed attempt to steal ATM machine

Sun, 06/01/2019 - 10:46 -- Editor

Detectives are investigating after an attempted ATM theft in Omagh during the early hours of this morning (Sunday 6 January).

Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "Thieves used a piece of plant machinery in a bid to remove the 'built-in' cash machine from a shop on Old Mountfield Road at around 4am. 

"We believe the piece of machinery was stolen from a building site a short distance away, and was set on fire immediately after the incident. 

“I am keen to trace the movements of a dark-coloured Volkswagen Passat which headed towards Cookstown, and I would appeal to anyone who believes they may have seen this vehicle around this time, or prior to when the incident was reported, to call us.