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Gang fails in ATM theft bid.

Byline: CATHAL MCMAHON, CRIME REPORTER

GARDAI are hunting a gang who tried to blow up an ATM in an early-morning raid.

However, the criminals failed to dislodge the machine and fled from the scene in Knocklyon Shopping Centre in South Dublin empty-handed.

It is the second time this year that raiders have attempted to dislodge a cash machine by flooding it with gas and blowing it off the wall. Gardai say the attempt to rob the ATM triggered an alarm, and added a "loud bang" was also heard.

When gardai arrived there was extensive damage caused to the machine but no cash had been taken.

This latest raid comes just three months after a gang used gas to blow a hole in an ATM at Ulster Bank in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 21, 2014
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