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A Van, An Excavator And A Slew Of ATM Thefts, Northern Ireland Police Plead For Help

With the help of heavy construction equipment and a van with an ATM-size hole cut out of its roof, thieves are clawing entire cash boxes out of local businesses and disappearing into the night.
CCTV footage shows how three men clawed an ATM out of a wall and made off with with cash box in under five minutes. It is the eighth such incident in Northern Ireland since the start of the year. Source: CCTV/Screenshot by NPR

Thieves in Northern Ireland have taken the idea of a smash and grab to a whole new level in a recent spate of brazen robberies.

With the help of a stolen excavator and a van with an ATM-size hole cut out of its roof, teams of thieves are

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