Police Scotland has issued a further appeal to the public after ATM machines were targeted in the North-east.
An ATM located at the RBS Bank, Main Street, New Deer, was broken into at around 4am on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Following the incident broken parts of the cash boxes taken from the ATM machine were recovered nearby.
Detectives are also investigating a break-in to Scotmid, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen which happened at around 4am on Thursday 19 September. Police can confirm that the incident involved an ATM.
Officers are continuing to work closely with ATM operators to establish what has been taken.
Detective Inspector Graeme Mackie who is leading the enquiry has appealed to members of the public who may have seen items left in the Bieldside area saying
We would appeal for members of the public to remain vigilant with regards to items which may have been deposited following the incident in Bieldside. What may initially appear to be dumped pieces of plastic or electrical equipment may in fact be evidence of the crimes we are investigating and I would urge anyone who finds anything they deem to be relevant to contact police. Due to the uncommon nature of both incidents, we are keeping an open mind as to whether they could be potentially linked.
DI Mackie also confirmed that patrols focusing on ATMs are ongoing in the North-east. He also appealed to members of the public who may have seen something suspicious close to ATMs in recent times to come forward.
Anybody with any information regarding this incident should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.