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Attempted ATM theft at Tinahely, Wicklow on the 1/5/11

Attempted atm theft at Tinahely, Wicklow on the 1/5/11

The Gardaí at Baltinglass Garda Station are investigating an attempted theft at a Bank in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.

On Sunday the 1st May 2011 at 5.45am a gang of at least four masked and armed men attempted to remove an ATM from a bank in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.  The raiders used a stolen track machine which was situated on the back of a trailer in an attempt to remove the ATM, causing extensive damage to the bank.  The track machine fell off the trailer. The raiders fled the scene in an Audi A3 vehicle, leaving three vehicles at the scene that had also been stolen prior to this incident.

A Mitsubishi Pajero jeep registration number 03CN712 was recovered at the scene, this vehicle was taken during the course of a burglary on the 30th April 2011 in Tullow, Co. Carlow.  A silver Toyota Landcruiser jeep registration number 06KK946 was also recovered at the scene, this vehicle was stolen in the course of a burglary in the early hours of the 1st May at Castledermot, Co. Kildare.  The Ford tractor registration number 90WX4156 was also left at the scene, this vehicle was stolen from a yard in Ballon, Co. Carlow at 4.20am.


• Anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident and who may be in a position to offer any assistance to the investigation.

• Anyone who saw these vehicles in convoy on route to Tinahely in the early hours of Sunday the 1st May 2011.

• Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the Audi vehicle before and after this incident

• Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in Tinahely in the days or weeks prior to this incident


The Gardaí at Baltinglass are investigating                                Telephone (059) 6482610