Man described as ‘integral part’ of ATM theft gang is on bail

The scene in Antrim where ATMs were targeted on December 6 last year. Picture: McAuley Multimedia.

A MAN previously described in court as an “integral part” of a gang behind a series of ATM thefts is on bail.

Gary John Kincaid (32), a lorry driver, with an address given as Flush Road on the outskirts of Belfast, originally appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court in December charged with conspiracy to steal ATMs.

A police officer said that as well as money being stolen there had been an “impact on businesses and an impact on the local community”.

The police officer made reference to “ten” ATM thefts and opposed a bail application at the original hearing.

The charge faced by the defendant is that between October 27 last year and December 6 last year, he ‘conspired with another to steal ATMs, cash and other items to the value of unknown or thereabouts belonging to banks and other businesses’.

The PSNI officer told the original court police believe the defendant was an “integral part” of a gang involved in the theft of ATMs.

Bail had originally been refused but the defendant subsequently obtained bail at the High Court on December 23.

He was in the dock at Ballymena Court on January 9 in connection with the case where a prosecutor said the full file has yet to be received from police.

The case was adjourned to February.

The defendant has a bail address in north Belfast and the conditions include a night time curfew between 10pm and 8am when he is electronically tagged.

The bail conditions included a £10,000 surety and the defendant must provide his weekly work schedule to police.

He is not to leave Northern Ireland and had to surrender his passport.

The defendant also has to report three times a week to police and is not to contact any co-accused or witnesses and he had to submit details of any mobile phones in his possession to police.

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