Notts man due in court in connection with cash machine theft

A 29-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with the theft of a cash machine and a conspiracy to steal motor vehicles over the last ten months.

By Katrina Taylor
Sunday, 21st June 2020, 8:36 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st June 2020, 8:36 pm

A telehandler was smashed into the front of McColl’s in High Street, Blyth, just after midnight on March 20 and the cash machine was ripped out and loaded into a Transit van.

The telehandler had been stolen from a nearby farm and the Transit van had been stolen a few days earlier in Bingham.

The cash machine was found by police in a field next to the A17 in Newark later the same day.

The aftermath of the cash machine theft

Luke Anderson, 29, of Ash Road, Newark, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today, June 22, charged with the theft of a cash machine and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles - relating to the theft of a number of high-value vehicles between August 28 2019 and June 19 of this year.

Detective Sergeant Rick Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Cash machine thefts often involve a degree of planning and numerous offences in the build-up, including the theft of vehicles.

"Not only do they cause disruption and heartache for the businesses affected but also for those whose vehicles are then used in a crime.

"Detectives have been working hard on this investigation and will now put one man before the courts. but the investigation continues and I would urge anyone with information to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 4 of 20 March 2020."