Police seek two over North-east ATM raids

Damage caused to the ATM on Constitution Street, Inverurie

Damage caused to the ATM on Constitution Street, Inverurie

Detectives investigating a series of attempted raids on ATM machines are on the hunt for two Merseyside men.

Officers from the Aberdeenshire and Moray Division of the Police Service of Scotland are investigating crimes of dishonesty in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas including a recent series of attempted thefts from bank machines.

Bank of Scotland ATMs on Inverurie’s Constitution Street and at Oldmeldrum were targeted along with New Deer, Ellon, Bieldside, Aberdeen and Stonehaven facilities. Detectives say that they wish to speak urgently to Kevin Charles Schruyers, aged 40, and Robin Vaughan, aged 40. They are known to have previously been living in the Aberdeenshire area but information suggests they have returned to Liverpool and may be in the Huyton or Kirkby areas of the city.

Detectives are working closely with colleagues on Merseyside, and two men from Liverpool, Jospeh McHale and Peter O’Brien have already appeared in private at Aberdeen Sherriff Court in connection with cash machine break-ins in the North-east.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on the 101 non-emergency line or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting Operation Thrip.




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