Gang members jailed for blowing up ATMs

Gang members jailed for blowing up ATMs

Members of a gang which blew up a series of cash machines across Aberdeenshire in Scotland, stealing more than £130,000, have been given long prison sentences.

Joseph McHale, Kevin Schruyers, and Robin Vaughan, all from Liverpool, were convicted of using a mixture of oxygen and acetylene to hit ATMs in Stonehaven, Inverurie, Aberdeen, New Deer and Ellon.

Schruyers was jailed for 13 years, McHale for 12 years and six months, and Vaughan 11 years for the attacks in 2013, says the BBC.

McHale and Schruyers were previously convicted of blowing up several other machines and attempting to break into one with a crowbar.

Police tracked the raids to Liverpool after Scottish banknotes began appearing in the area, many of which had red dye on them or corners cut off to remove signs of dye.

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