Enquiries continue 
into bank robbery

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 into the major robbery at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Kirriemuir, which took place on the Saturday before Christmas.

More details have emerged regarding the early morning raid which saw a five-figure sum stolen from the branch’s ATM in Bank Street.

The incident left Kirrie like a “ghost town” on what would have been one of the busiest retail days of the year, with shopkeepers locked out of their premises until 
late afternoon.

As the ‘Herald’ went to press on Monday, Police Scotland renewed its appeal to anyone with any information to come forward.

Officers investigating the incident are also carrying out enquiries into a report of an attempted theft at the ATM at the Co-op in Gardyne Street, Friockheim which happened earlier that morning, at about 3.20 a.m. prior to the Kirriemur incident at 4.50 a.m. Both incidents are thought to be connected.

Police are particularly keen to trace three men wearing dark clothing, who were travelling in a blue BMW 1 series car, registration number YE63 BPZ seen in the area of Friockheim at the time.

The BMW appears to have been in the Angus area for a number of hours during that morning (Saturday, 
December 20).

The vehicle is known to have passed through Dundee in the Claverhouse Road area, and was last seen heading southwards on the A90 near to Longforgan.

During the enquiry into the reported incidents, police recovered empty cash machine cassettes on the A928, Kirriemuir to Glamis road.

Anyone who may have seen the BMW car or the occupants in Angus or Dundee or anyone who has CCTV relative to the areas described above is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101. If you wish to remain anonymous contact can be made with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.