Northern Ireland

Asda supermarket ATMs stolen in Antrim

A large digger in the carpark of Asda in Antrim Image copyright PAcemaker

Two ATMs have been stolen from the side of an Asda supermarket in Antrim.

A large digger was used to break into the structure housing the cash machines at about 02:00 GMT on Friday.

The thieves used two vehicles to take the cash boxes away from the scene, one of which was a pick-up style vehicle that police believe was stolen earlier.

Officers said the white Mitsubishi L200 is thought to have been stolen in Ballyclare on Thursday night and was found burnt out on Friday morning.

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The destroyed vehicle was discovered on Tildarg Road at about 07:20 GMT.

The second getaway vehicle has been described by police as a "dark coloured four-door saloon car".

The Asda store on Ballymena Road opened for business as usual on Friday morning while forensic officers carried out an examination of the scene.

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