Thieves make off with thousands of pounds in 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 Scotland has confirmed thieves made off with thousands of pounds in the early morning raid in Kirriemuir on Saturday.

And it has emerged that another ATM, this time in Friockheim, was also targeted at the weekend.

In a statement issued as the ‘Dispatch and Herald’ went to print on Monday (yesterday) the police appealed for witnesses following the theft of a five-figure sum of cash from an ATM (automated teller machine) at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Bank Street, Kirriemuir, that happened at about 4.50 a.m. on Saturday.

Officers investigating the incident are also carrying out enquires into a report of an attempted theft at the ATM at the Co-op in Gardyne Street, Friockheim that happened earlier that morning, at about 3.20 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 that was 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 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.