A Bushmills ATM has been ripped from the wall of a building in the town centre
It was reported the the NIFRS that a vehicle was alight in the diamond area. A Digger and a Tractor and trailer were alight.
The report was received just before 0330hrs BST, where two appliances from Portrush and a Fire officer were dispatched.
The PSNI have closed the town centre to traffic firstly to accommodate the fire and secondly to accommodate the investigation at daylight.
This is though to be the ninth ATM theft in the recent spate across NI.
McAuley Multimedia who were on the scene very quickly spoke to one eye witness who wished to remain Anonymous who said .
” At about twenty past three, I herd a massive crash followed by another crash, I though it was thunder. Its unreal that this has happened in our village. It now means that people will not be able to get cash especially coming up to the Easter holidays, when the village will be very busy with tourists given its location in proximity to Bushmills Distillery and the Giants Causeway.”
A short time later another vehicle was burned out at the Craigboney Road near Bushmills. It is believed that both incidents are linked.
PICTURES STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA