Third man is remanded in custody in connection with ATM theft at Tesco in Antrim

The scene at the Tesco in Antrim on December 6 last year. Picture: McAuley Multimedia.

A 35-year-old man has become the third person to be remanded in custody after being charged in connection with the theft of a double ATM at Tesco in Antrim.

The scene in Antrim on Friday. Picture: McAuley Multimedia.


David Edward McClurkin, with an address listed as Templeton Park in Templepatrick, appeared at Limavady Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

He is charged with conspiracy to steal.

The particulars of the charge are that between October 27, 2018 and December 6 this year he ‘conspired with others to steal ATMs and cash and other property to an unknown value belonging to various banks and businesses’.

He was remanded in custody.

The case has been adjourned to Antrim Magistrates Court on December 17.

On Tuesday, Kenneth David Clarke (28), whose address was given as Sevenmilestraight, Muckamore, appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court to face 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.


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