PSNI recover stolen ATMs
Police carried out a search operation in woodland near Rosslea in Co Fermanagh today following reports that a lorry carrying stolen cash machines had been dumped there.
The lorry and a burnt out car were spotted by local people at Carnmore Road on Saturday afternoon.
The location is on the Ulster Way and is popular with walkers and bikers and detectives in Enniskillen are keen to hear from anyone who spotted the vehicles at any time on Saturday.
The machines are thought to have been stolen in Co Monaghan on Saturday morning and local detectives are assisting their counterparts in An Garda Siochana in the investigation.
The vehicles are dark-coloured hatchback and a Volvo sand lorry with a white cab and anyone who saw them on the road between Cootehill in Co Monaghan and Rosslea in Co Fermanagh is asked to contact the PSNI in Enniskillen or Gardai at Bailiboro.
Later a lorry and a car were recovered for further examination. The remains of what is understood to be two ATMs have also been recovered.
Anyone who noticed these vehicles, a dark-coloured Honda Civic and a Volvo sand lorry with a grey cab on the road between Cootehill in Co Monaghan and Rosslea in Co Fermanagh is asked to contact the PSNI in Enniskillen or Gardai at Bailiboro.
PSNI Fermanagh say thank you
Traffic in the Rosslea area is likely to be disrupted while police conduct a security operation (Wednesday September 16).
The operation comes after police in Fermanagh were made aware of various claims made in recent weeks and months about explosive devices left or abandoned in the area. These have been made in telephone calls to local businesses and media organisations.
While every effort has been made to resolve these claims, which come from a small number of criminals who appear intent on disrupting the lives of businesses and residents of the area, it has become necessary to conduct a search.
We are committed to keeping disruption to an absolute minimum. The culpability for any that does take place lies squarely with those who made the claims. They must not be allowed to ruin the lives of local residents and businesses.
The claims made in Fermanagh are in addition to a number of incidents in the county over the past 18 months in which explosive devices targeting members of the security forces have been planted.
The discovery and disposal of a massive bomb in South Armagh in recent days underlines our need for a careful and controlled response to these claims
The B36 between Rosslea and Dresternan will be closed to traffic today while police carry out a security operation.
Diversions will be in place. Monaghan-bound traffic should divert via Newtownbutler and Clones.