Charges after series of ATM burglaries across the UK

Six men have been charged with a number of attacks on cash machines across the UK.


Hundreds of officers and staff from seven forces contributed to warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Scotland and the West Midlands on Wednesday 16 November.


Led by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), in a joint operation with Police Scotland, the activity resulted in 22 arrests.


Among items seized during searches, were numerous suspected stolen high-powered vehicles and car parts, further high-value vehicles and motorhomes, large amounts of cash, offensive weapons and two imitation firearms.


Six men have now been charged with conspiracy to burgle other than a dwelling and conspiracy to steal, all between 15 March 2021 and 16 November 2022. They were due to appear before magistrates in Leicester, on Friday 18 November.


A further man, aged 66, was detained in Cumbria on Thursday 17 November. He, along with the 10 other arrested men and six women, has been bailed.


An investigation found more than 40 attacks were committed against ATMs across England, Wales and Scotland, with stolen cash and building damage amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Dozens of thefts of high-powered vehicles, allegedly used to commit the attacks or to flee the scene and worth similar sums, have also been reported.