Appeal for information after Kirrie bank raid

Damage to the ATM and window at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Damage to the ATM and window at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Police enquiries are continuing after thieves targeted an ATM in the centre of Kirriemuir at the weekend.

A tight Police cordon was set up in the early hours of Saturday morning after damage was caused to the machine at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The ongoing Police investigation left Kirrie like a ghost town, with the entire length of Bank Street and its connecting closes closed off as forensic officers combed the area.

The pend leading from the square through to Cumberland Close was also sealed off and shopkeepers were unable to gain access to their businesses until shortly after 4 p.m.

At the time of going to press on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Royal Bank of Scotland was unable to confirm if any cash had been taken during the raid and Police Scotland confirmed enquiries are continuing.

The Police appealed for any information regarding the driver of a blue vehicle seen in the vicinity at around 4 a.m.

A spokesman said: “At around 4.53 a.m. on Saturday, Police Scotland received a report of damage to an ATM in Bank Street, Kirriemuir.

“Police are keen to trace the driver of a blue car which was seen in the vicinity at the time of the incident.

“If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any further information relating to the incident they are asked to call police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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