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Another man charged following cash machine theft and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles

June 28, 2020
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A second man has been charged with the theft of a cash machine and becomes the third man to be charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles in the Newark area over the last ten months.

John Paul Selfridge, 30, of Wright Street in Newark was arrested yesterday by colleagues in North Yorkshire following a stop check in York.

The theft relates to an incident where a telehandler was smashed into the front of a shop and the cash machine was ripped out and loaded into a Transit van.

It happened at the McColl's store in High Street, Blyth, Worksop at 12.11am on 20 March 2020.

The telehandler had been stolen from a nearby farm and the Transit van had been stolen a few days earlier in Bingham. The cash machine was found by police in a field next to the A17 in Newark later the same day as its theft.

Selfridge was charged with the theft of a cash machine and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles - relating to the theft of a number of high-value vehicles between 28 August 2019 and 19 June 2020.

He has been remanded to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court tomorrow (29 June).

Luke Anderson, 29, of Ash Road, Newark, has also been was arrested a week ago and charged with the same offences. He's due to nexty appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 20 July along with Tyler Mayall, 22, of Byron Close who has also been charged with the conspiracy to commit theft of motor vehicles.

Detective Sergeant Rick Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Cash machine thefts often involve a degree of planning and numerous offences in the build-up, including the theft of vehicles.

"Not only do they cause disruption and heartache for the businesses affected but also for those whose vehicles are then used in a crime.

"Detectives have been working hard on this investigation and will now put a third man before the courts."

"The investigation continues and we work to establish if anyone else was involved in these offences."

If you have any information that could help, please call us on 101 quoting incident 4 of 20 March. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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