A stolen ATM has been found in Omagh, Co Tyrone, the PSNI has said.

A member of the public alerted police at 6.20pm last night that they had located the cash machine in the Barony Road area of Mountfield.

"The machine has been taken for examination and we are working with our colleagues in the banking industry to establish where the machine was taken from," PSNI Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said.

At least 15 cash machines have been stolen on both sides of the border in recent months.

On Sunday, two ATMs were recovered in a wooded area near Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

The ATMs contained no money.

It is believed they were the machines taken from Kells, Co Meath in the early hours of Friday morning.


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The robberies have involved mechanical diggers being stolen and used to rip cash machines from walls and load them onto a vehicle to be driven away.

In some cases the transporter has been a trailer, while in others, a van with a hole cut in the roof has been used.

In most of the cases the digger has been burnt out and abandoned at the scene.

The PSNI and gardaí suspect two gangs are involved in the thefts, one operating in the North and the other in the South.