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Thieves set excavator on fire after using it to completely remove atm from supermarket

A digger was used to steal a complete ATM at a border supermarket at the weekend, police have said.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday and the thieves escaped with the safe containing a large quantity of cash following the raid at the Clones Road, Newtownbutler.

Although they have appealed for information on the white vehicle believed to have been used for the getaway, a huge 12 hour delay in police attending has been slammed.

The owner of the badly damaged supermarket, Declan McCabe said police were called at 4.30am to say thieves were removing the ATM from the shop, however, he said they did not arrive until 12 hours later.

In response, the PSNI said they investigated straight away, but had to be cautious due to the terrorist threat in the area.

Update:
Three men have been arrested in connection with an ATM robbery on the Monaghan-Fermanagh border.

The digger was set on fire, and the raiders fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

GardaĆ­ arrested three men in their forties in connection with the incident in Newbliss, Co. Monaghan yesterday.

They have been taken for questioning to Monaghan Garda Station

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Added: Jul-8-2009 Occurred On: Jul-3-2009
By: beck64
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Tags: thieves, theft, supermarket, excavator, atm, police, crime, cctv, caught, tape, digger, cam, surveillance, security, cops, fire, raid
Location: Monaghan, Monaghan, Ireland (load item map)
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