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Man charged with stealing ATM with a digger

The man will appear again in court on 22 August.

Image: James Brett via Twitter

A 42-YEAR-OLD man has appeared before a special sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court charged with taking an ATM from a bank.

Gardaí investigating the January robbery arrested a man yesterday. He was taken to Ballymote Garda station where he was detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. He was later charged and appeared before a special sitting of Carrick on Shannon District Ct., Co Leitrim today.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Hartstown District Court, Castlerea at 10.30am on 22 August.

The raid on a branch of Bank of Ireland in Tubbercurry occurred at 5.30am on January 29, just 200 metres from the local Garda station. The machine was discovered soon afterwards, having been removed from the area using a van.

It was found 20km from the town in Coolaney.

Read: ATM ripped from bank wall using digger in early morning raid

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