Man charged over ATM thefts

A 30-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with a number of ATM attacks which occurred in Aberdeenshire.

Cash machines in Inverurie and Stonehaven were targeted during the early hours of Monday, October 28.

Damage was caused to the front of the ATMs during attempted break-ins.

Police confirmed earlier this week that a white Audi S3 car - which was previously reported stolen from DW Sports Fitness in Aberdeen on October 15 - had been recovered in connection with the two incidents.

A Liverpudlian male has now been charged in connection with the incidents in Stonehaven and Inverurie and another which occurred in Ellon on October 25, as well as the alleged theft of two vehicles - an Audi S3 and an Audi A4.

He has also been charged in connection with a high value theft at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre at Blairs on October 26.