Three men have been arrested today, Thursday, in relation to ATM thefts that took place between December 2018 and March 2019. 

Police confirmed that the arrests, which took place in the Omagh and Seskinore areas, were in connection to thefts in the Irvinestown, Omagh and Fintona. 

According to police a 26 year old man was initally arrested with "a number of searches were also carried out in the Omagh and Seskinore areas and a number of items have been seized for further examination."

Following that initial arrest two other men, aged 24 and 25, were also arrested in the Seskinore and Omagh areas on suspicion of theft and attempted theft offences. All three men remain in police custody in Omagh. 

Detective Superintendent Rowan Moore from PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Branch said:

"ATM thefts cause loss and devastation, both to the business owners and to the local communities, many of whom are rural and depend on their local ATM provision for access to cash. During our investigation we have seen the positive result of the community and police working together to catch those we believe are responsible for the theft of ATMS. However, we are not complacent and we continue to focus on doing everything we can to catch those responsible for previous incidents and prevent further thefts."