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Man in court over attempt to steal from ATM inside Tandragee shop

A man accused of stealing from a free-standing ATM inside a Tandragee shop is due to appear in court today (Saturday).

The man has been charged with a number of offences including burglary with intent to steal, attempted theft and criminal damage.

He is expected to appear at Newry Magistrates’ court.

As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

The charges follow an attempted theft from a freestanding ATM inside a shop on Church Street, Tandragee on Friday, December 20.

Speaking following the incident, Newry & Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin MLA described it as a “concerning” incident.

He added: “This is the second incident at the SPAR in Tandragee with a robbery incident last December leaving staff shocked and shaken.

“Tandragee does not need this type of criminality and I thank both the police and the public for their vigilance in this regard.”

DUP Alderman Gareth Wilson added: “I thank the PSNI for their swift work and also the public for their vigilance. It is unacceptable that valued local retail services are targeted in this way and hopefully those behind this criminality will face the courts.”

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