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Four Nottinghamshire men used stolen diggers to rip out ATM's across East Midlands.
Gary Michael Self (47), of Coneygrey Spinney, Flintham, near Newark, Notts Jailed for 6.5 years
Reuben Thomas Reynolds (30), of College Close, Newark Jailed for 6.5 years
John Ronald Charles (38), of Welbeck Road, Retford jailed for 5 years
Nathan Robert Steele (31), of Carlton Road, Newark jailed for 4.5 years
The gang stole cars to get to crime scenes, then stealing industrial or farming vehicles to rip out ATM machines from walls in villages including Bingham in Notts, Kegworth in Leicestershire and Asfordby in Leicestershire.
They then used cutting equipment to break open the machines and steal the cash - in this case - around £350,00 in total.
They also tried to steal ATM's at other locations in Notts, Leics and Derbyshire - but got disturbed by police.
DCI Alan Mason, of Lincolnshire Police and EMSOU, said: “This sentencing sends out a powerful message to organised crime groups across the region and country. If you indulge in criminality in the East Midlands you will be swiftly arrested, investigated and put before the courts.
“Our investigation demonstrates the benefits of collaborative crime fighting across the Midlands and it is important that the extensive hard work of officers originating from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire is recognised.
“We would urge anyone with any information on organised crime groups, whether they are involved in theft, fraud, drug distribution, or violence, to get in touch with ourselves, or to report it anonymously via independent charity, Crimestoppers, immediately.”