Moment gang drag free ATM machine with stolen truck

Eight men have received a total of 55 years in jail for the crime spree across six counties in the south east. The gang are estimated to have cost more than GBP1 million in theft and damage over the course of one year.

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In the footage, supplied by Essex Police, two men can be seen smashing through a store window before sawing through the ATM. The assailants then get away within seconds after using a stolen pickup truck to drag the ATM from the store.

Moment gang drag free ATM machine with stolen truck

Chelmsford Crown Court heard the gang stole vehicles with a combined value of around GBP400,000.

Superintendent Andy Waldie, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “These men were highly organised and dangerous, we believed they would put our officers and members of the public at risk of harm and violence in their attempts to escape. “They were able to get away from scenes quickly, leaving very little forensic opportunities before destroying the stolen vehicles they used. “Even when the whole ATMs were stolen, sometimes they were able to get away from scenes in under a minute.

“We estimate that theft and damage costing more than GBP1million was caused by this group of men over the course of a year.

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 Moment gang drag free ATM machine with stolen truck

Sentences:

  • Shane Stanley, 37, of Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, received a nine year custodial sentence for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries and conspiracy to handle stolen goods;
  • Walter Mitchell Senior, 42, of Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, received a nine year custodial sentence for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries and conspiracy to handle stolen goods;
  • Levi Mitchell, 35, of Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, received a seven year custodial sentence for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries;
  • William Mitchell, 30, of Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, received a seven year custodial sentence for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries;
  • Sid Clark, 32, of Broadfield Harlow, received a four year custodial sentence for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries;
  • Ross Whitford, 24, of Rock Lane, Hastings, received a four year custodial sentence for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries;
  • Jack Mitchell, 20, of Kingsmoor Road, Harlow, received a seven year custodial sentence for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries.
  • Tommy Mitchell, 19, of Fern Hill Lane, Harlow, is due to be sentenced on Friday 25 October for conspiracy to commit commercial burglaries, conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries and conspiracy to handle stolen goods.
  • Levi Mitchell, 35, of Fern Hill Lane, was jailed for seven years
  • William Mitchell, 30, of Fern Hill Lane, was hailed for seven years

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