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Attempt to steal ATM from Co Wicklow branch of Bank of Ireland

Gardaí say that six men used a digger in an attempt to remove the ATM from the wall outside a bank in Tinahely in Co Wicklow at around 5.45am.

The Bank of Ireland in Tinahely, Co Wicklow (File photo)
The Bank of Ireland in Tinahely, Co Wicklow (File photo)
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AN ATM HAS been attacked at a branch of Bank of Ireland in Tinahely, Co Wicklow, this morning.

Gardaí say that six men were seen using a digger in an attempt to remove the ATM from the wall outside the bank at around 5.45am.

Bank of Ireland says that no money was taken in the incident and that the men failed to remove the ATM from the scene.

Local reports indicated that the wall and roof around the ATM had caved in.

It is believed that the men may have been carrying at least one firearm and that they got away in a dark coloured car driving towards the Aughrim Road. No one was injured in the incident.

Gardaí say that a number of vehicles were involved in the incident including a black Mitsubishi Pajero (Registration: 03-CN-712) that was stolen overnight in Tullow, Co Carlow and a silver Toyota Landcruiser (06-KK-946) that was stolen overnight from Castledermot in Co Carlow.

They also say that a tractor and trailor unit (90-WX-4156) was stolen overnight from Clonegal, Co Wexford and a digger described as a Koulco, Longarmed digger was also used.

They have appealed for witnesses to the attack on the ATM and the vehicles involved in the incident to contact them at Baltinglass on 059 648 2610, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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