Second man appears in court in connection with digger raid on double ATM machine at Tesco near Antrim Police Station

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

A SECOND man has been remanded in custody in connection with a digger raid on a double ATM at the Tesco supermarket close to Antrim Police Station.

Kenneth David Clarke (28), whose address was given as Sevenmilestraight, Muckamore, faces a charge that between October 27 last year and December 6, 2019, he ‘conspired with another to steal ATM machines and cash to an unknown value or thereabouts belonging to various banks and businesses’.

He is also accused of possessing cannabis on December 9 this year.

At Antrim Magistrates Court on Tuesday bail was refused on the grounds of a fear that he was ‘liable to commit further offences’ and was ‘unlikely to comply with bail conditions’.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Antrim Magistrates Court in January.

On Monday, Jamie McConnell (26), of Templeton Park in Templepatrick, was in the dock at Coleraine Magistrates Court on a similar charge that he conspired to steal ATMs. He was remanded in custody.

A 34-year-old man has also been charged with conspiracy to steal and was due before Limavady Magistrates Court on Wednesday.



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