The incident happened overnight. Image: PNSI twitter feed.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are investigating the theft of ATM machine in Irvinestown during the early hours of today (Sunday 24th March).
Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “Thieves used a digger to remove the ‘built in’ cash machine from a filling station on the Dromore Road at around 4:05am causing extensive damage to the building. We believe the culprits used a trailer to remove the ATM from the scene.
“We also believe the digger was stolen from ground under development nearby. The digger was set alight at the scene immediately after the theft.
“We are investigating whether this ATM theft is linked to any other recent thefts and I want to make a number of appeals today.
The PSNI is appealing for anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area at the time to call contact their nearest PSNI station or phone Crimestoppers (Northern Ireland) on 0800 555 111.