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Police hunt fugitives behind ATM explosion ring; £800,000 in cash stolen

02 February 2015  |  4510 views  |  1 atm

Merseyside Police are appealing for help to trace two fugitives wanted for a string of successful ATM explosive break-ins across the country.

The two men, Adam Murphy and Andrew White, are wanted for conspiracy to cause explosions at cash machines and burglary of bank and shop premises between January 2013 and December 2013.

As part of the same investigation seven men were sentenced to more than 114 years last year for their part in a spate of ATM attacks at 28 premises across the North West and Central Midlands that saw the thieves escape with £800,000 in cash. Damage to properties in the explosive gas attacks is estimated at £480,000.

Still at large, Murphy and White are believed to be responsible to recent raids in Scotland. Here, the gang ripped ATMs from a Morrisons supermarket and used gas to blast open the doors of an RBS cash machine, seizing £100,000 in the process.

Comments: (1)

Lu Zurawski
Lu Zurawski - ACI Worldwide - London | 02 February, 2015, 16:05

I noticed a machine blown up in Highgate, North London a few weeks ago. This was around the time of Santander Bank's lovely marketing gig which involved hiding a Formula 1 racing driver inside an ATM. No harm came of that, but I couldn't help wandering if anyone had warned Jenson Button of the explosive dangers of this confined, fast moving payments race. 

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