Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) investigating damage to an ATM machine and the theft of cash from a filling station in the Articlave area are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective inspector Jack said: “Police received a report shortly after 12pm on Wednesday, 15th February that substantial damage had been caused to a bunker housing an ATM at a commercial premises on the Mussenden Road, Articlave.

“There appears to have been forced entry to the bunker, and a heavy steel door located at the rear of the bunker was prised open, before a significant sum of money was taken.

“Our investigation is now under way to determine what happened. I am appealing to anyone who was in the area between 12am and 4am and who may have mobile or dash-cam footage which could assist with our enquiries, to call us on 101, quoting reference number 801 of 15/02/23.

“I also want to urge people to continue to be vigilant, and report to police any suspicious activity they see in their area.”

Alternatively, information can also be provided by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, or by submitting a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/