ATM machine found in burnt-out van in Co Antrim

PSNI appeal for information following discovery in a field in the Carnaghliss Road area

Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for information following the discovery of an ATM machine in a burnt-out van in Co Antrim.  File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for information following the discovery of an ATM machine in a burnt-out van in Co Antrim. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

 

Police in Northern Ireland have appealed for information following the discovery of an ATM machine in a burnt-out van in Co Antrim.

The PSNI received a report at 11.30am on Saturday that a burnt-out Transit-type van, containing what appeared to be the remnants of an ATM machine, had been discovered in a field in the Carnaghliss Road area.

A PSNI representative said the fire occurred about 10.30pm on Friday.

“Fire services attended and have ruled this to be deliberate ignition. Our enquiries are at an early stage, and we are working to establish where the vehicle and machine were stolen from.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Carnaghliss Road area last night – between 10pm and 10.35pm – and saw any suspicious activity to call us. Anyone with information they believe may assist our investigation is asked to phone detectives in Antrim on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 406 of 23/03/19,” he said.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.