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Probe after cash stolen in Angus cash machine raids

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Image caption A five-figure sum of cash was stolen from the Royal Bank of Scotland on Bank Street in Kirriemuir

Police are investigating after cash machines in two small Angus towns were targeted by thieves.

A five-figure sum of cash was stolen from an ATM at the Royal Bank of Scotland on Bank Street in Kirriemuir at about 04:50 on Saturday.

Officers believe an attempted raid on a machine at the Co-op on Gardyne Street in nearby Friockheim is linked.

Three men wearing dark clothing were seen in a blue BMW 1 series car at the time, which was last seen near Dundee.

The car, which had the registration YE63 BPZ is thought to have been in the Angus area for several hours, and was last seen passing through Dundee on the A90, heading southwards towards Longforgan.

Officers also recovered empty cash machine components on the A928 Kirriemuir to Glamis road.

They have appealed for anyone who saw the BMW or the men in the early hours of Saturday to contact police.

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