Police hunt fugitives behind ATM explosion ring; £800,000 in cash stolen
02 February 2015 | 4599 views | 1
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.