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Suspect device found at scene of attempted ATM robbery

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the attempted theft.

Image: Graham Hughes via Photocall Ireland

A SUSPECT DEVICE was discovered at the scene of an attempted ATM robbery in Newry.

It happened in the early hours of this morning at a filling station on Annareagh Road, Hamiltonsbawn.

At around 2.30am police were called to the scene after a loud bang and they discovered a suspect device close to the ATM.

The army bomb squad also attended the scene. The device was made safe and removed for further examination.

It’s believed the culprits then drove in the direction of Markethill.

A short time later a black Audi car was found abandoned on the Gosford Road.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information to contact them.

They are particularly keen to hear from anyone who noticed a Volkswagen Passat or black Audi car, travelling between Hamiltonsbawn and Newry, prior to and after this incident.

Detectives in Ardmore can be contacted on the 101 non-emergency number.

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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