17 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

AN early morning bid by a cross-border gang to snatch an ATM machine containing several thousand euro at the Ulster Bank premises on Dublin Road, Castleblayney, failed yesterday (Wed) when the raiders were unable to open the safe or convey it away from the area.

The raiders had also placed a gas tank and other paraphenelia on the road near the bank, in a bid to thwart gardai from moving to the scene.

Irish army bomb disposal experts later dealt with the contraption, making it safe.

It emerged that when the alarm was raised around 3 a.m. from the noise caused by a teleporter in ripping the ATM machine from the wall in the border town, gardai were alerted.

Two vehicles were later pursued to the South Armagh border and the PSNI were alerted.

Investigations were continuing yesterday on both sides of the border into the botched raid attempt.

It is not thought the raid had any links with paramilitary activity and was more likely the work of a
group of “amateur criminals”.

Gardai at Castleblayney have appealed for any information which might assist them in their probe into the incident. The same ATM was previously targeted ..

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