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Cash stolen during overnight filling station forecourt raids

Money was stolen from machines on filling station forecourts in a spate of overnight incidents across Counties Armagh and Tyrone last week, it has emerged.

Police in Craigavon today appealed for information following the incidents where forecourt vacuum, air and water devices were broken into.

Constable Michael Allen explained: “Sometime between midnight and 5.55am on Monday, April 6, the vacuum system at a service station on Lough Road, Lurgan was broken into and a sum of cash taken.”

But during follow-up enquiries, police discovered that similar incidents had occurred overnight into Monday, April 6, at Bawn Filling Station in, Richhill, and two other service stations in Cookstown.

Constable Allen  said: “We would encourage anyone who notices any suspicious activity around service stations during night time hours to contact police immediately on 101. If you have information in relation to any of these incidents please contact us in Craigavon on 101, quoting ref: 231 060415.”

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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