Glasgow & West Scotland

Three men found guilty of west of Scotland ATM thefts

Three men have been found guilty of carrying out thefts and a robbery at ATM machines in the west of Scotland.

Felix Stoica, 19, Forin Geblescu, 18, and Piper Dumitri 18, admitted stealing a total of £1,100 by pushing people aside while they were taking out money.

The men were brought to Glasgow after being sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court in August for a similar offence.

The case at Glasgow Sheriff Court was continued by Sheriff Daniel Scullion until next month for sentencing.

All three admitted a charge of assault and robbery at an HSBC bank on Argyle Street Glasgow by pushing a woman and stealing £200 on 1 April.

Stoica pled guilty to a further four charges of theft, Geblescu and Dumitri to another three charges of stealing cash on 21 and 22 April at machines in Port Glasgow, Stevenson, Newton Mearns and Biggar.

All three were caught on CCTV just before the incident in Newton Mearns.

Police Scotland circulated a UK wide bulletin in an attempt to identify the men, and they were recognised by police in Manchester and Wirral.

In August, Stoica was given a two year sentence, Geblescu 16 months and Dumitri eight months for a similar offence in Merseyside.

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