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Attempted ATM theft at Kilree Street, Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow

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Gardaí in Carlow are investigating the attempted theft of an ATM machine at a bank on Kilree Street, Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown) on the morning of Holy Saturday, the 3rd of April. A number of men using a track machine were attempting to steal the ATM from the wall of the bank when they were interrupted by two Garda patrol cars.

The raiders had parked a Scania truck across the road to block on coming traffic. They had a Mitsubishi Pajero parked near the ATM. As the patrol car arrived the raiders fled in this vehicle. They collided with the Garda Patrol car and crashed into a wall. They fled from this vehicle into an awaiting silver coloured Audi A3 and made their getaway.

The Gardaí have since established that the Mitsubishi Pajero, registration number 07 CW 2354 was stolen from an apartment block in Tullow sometime after 11pm on Good Friday last.  The Scania truck and track machine were stole from a Plant Hire premises at Royal Oak Business Park, Muine Bheag around 5am. The raiders caused thousands of Euro worth of damage by driving the truck through the security gates.

The raiders fled empty handed but not before they causes thousand of Euro worth of damage at the Plant Hire premises and the Bank on Kilree Street.  Gardaí suspect four raiders were involved. One of the men was described as being 5’9” and stocky in build. He was in his mid twenties with short hair.  All four raiders wore dark clothing and hoods.

Gardai at Carlow Investigating        Telephone 059 9136620