‘UPDATE’ SIX MEN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT BURGLARY (ATMs) AND CONSPIRACY TO CAUSE EXPLOSIONS December 11th, 2013 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments Warrants have been executed at five addresses in Huyton, Norris Green and Coventry, and a search was carried out at an address in Newton-le-Willows. Six men, aged between 27 and 39 years, have subsequently been arrested. *SIX MEN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT BURGLARY (ATMs) AND CONSPIRACY TO CAUSE EXPLOSIONS* Merseyside Police has charged six men with conspiracy to commit burglary (ATMs) and conspiracy to cause explosions (between 30 January, 2013 and 10 December, 2013). Kurt Beddoes, 31 years, of Hanford Avenue, Orrell Park; Ian Ellis, 29 years, of Warrington Road, Rainhill; Craig Cartwright, 39 years of Vinecote Road, Coventry; Anthony Bushell, 29 years of no fixed abode; Gary Keating, 29 years of The Mews, Dannette Hey, Stockbridge Village, and Thomas Whittingham, 27 years of Broughton Hall Road, West Derby, will appear at Liverpool City Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday, 12 December). The activity this morning is part of an extensive investigation by the specialist Matrix team, working together with the West Midlands Regional and Organised Crime Unit and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN), in to offenders targeting cash machines in the North West Lancashire and Central England. The conspiracy includes the following incidents: Theft of a vehicle from Spoon Lane, Atherstone, Warwickshire on 10 November, 2011, this vehicle was later used in a number of ATM attacks Attempt burglary at Barclays, Marcham Road, Abingdon at 2.26am on 3 March, 2013 Attempt burglary, Budgens, Granite Way, Loughborough, at 3.41am on 4 March, 2013 Attempt burglary at the Co-Operative, Dog and Gun Lane, Leicester, at 00.05am on 13 March, 2013 Burglary at Budgens, Granite Way, Loughborough at 11.35pm on 24 March, 2013 Burglary at the Co-Operative, Alcester Road, Studley, at 00.26am on 27 March, 2013 Attempt burglary at Santander, Loughborough Road, at Birstall, Leicester, at 11.45pm on 29 March, 2013 Burglary at Barclays, Stores Road, Derby at 11.30pm on 5 April, 2013 Burglary at the HSBC, Quedgeley, Gloucester at 11.59am on 8 April, 2013 Burglary at Barclays, Liverpool Road, Manchester, at 1.29am on 19 April, 2013 Attempt burglary Barclays, Simbson Road, Loughborough at 1.10am on 26 April, 2013 Theft of an Audi from Skyliner Way, Bury StEdmonds at 2.30am on 14 May 2013, the car was later used in ATM attacks Burglary at Barclays, Bishop Meadow Road, Loughborough at 1.14am on 17 May, 2013 Attempt burglary at Sainsburys, Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral, at about 3.15am on 20 May, 2013 Attempt burglary, at Elton Post Office, Glendale, Ince Lane, Elton, Chester, at about 3.40am on 20 May 2013 Burglary at Santander, Liverpool Road, Birkdale, southport 3.42am on 23 May, 2013 Attempt burglary Barclays, Milton Park, Abingdon, at 3.41am on 25 May, 2013 Attempt burglary at HSBC, Station Road, Balsall Common, West Midlands, at 2.34am on 30 May, 2013 Burglary at Barclays Bank, Lodge drive, Culcheth at 3.56am on 31 May Attempt burglary at Barclays Bank, Station Road, Knowle, at 3.05am on 1 June, 2013 Burglary HSBC, Waterside Way, Northampton, at 11.50am on 12 June, 2013 Burglary at Barclays Bank, Ratby Road, Groby, Leicester, at 1.15am on 14 June, 2013 Theft of Audi stolen from a garage on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, on 25 July, 2013, and used in a number of ATM attacks on Merseyside Burglary at Natwest, The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, at 3.06am on 4 August, 2013 Burglary at Barclays, Booker Avenue, Allerton at 2.10am on 17 August, 2013 Burglary at National Westminster Bank, Allerton Rd, Allerton at 2.18am on 25 August, 2013 Attempt burglary at National Westminster Bank, Cedar Road, Walton, at 2.45am on 30 August, 2013 Burglary at National Westminster Bank, 40 Eccleston St, Prescot, at 2.25am on 12 September, 2013 Burglary at Barclays Bank, Ford Rd, Upton, Wirral, at 1.35am on 27 September, 2013 Burglary at Barclays Bank, Dewhurst Rd, Warrington, at 1.57am on 27 September, 2013 Attempt burglary at HSBC Bank, Town Lane, Bebington, Wirral, at 2.55am on 13 October, 2013 Attempt burglary at HSBC Bank, Pensby Rd, Heswall, Wirral at 4.22am on 26 October, 2013 Attempt burglary at Santander, Hoylake Rd, Moreton, Wirral at 3.24am on 16 November, 2013 Detective Superintendent Chris Green, said: “The arrests today are the culmination of a thorough and complex investigation into crimes involving thefts of and thefts from cash point machines in North West and Central England. Officers from the specialist Matrix team have been working with officers from the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan), to identify those responsible and take positive action. “We have used all the resources available to us, including technology and forensics, as part of our investigation and I would like to send a message out to those who commit these types of crime and think they can get away with it. Police forces will work together and will do everything in their power to identify those responsible. Offenders may believe that by committing crimes in different force areas that they can escape arrest, but forces do work together regardless of boundaries to bring people to justice. He added: “Some of the techniques used by offenders in these crimes are extremely dangerous and we are fortunate that no-one has been hurt. “The people who commit this type of offence are motivated by greed and want to line their pockets, but if they think they can get away with this on Merseyside they can think again.” “The public are our eyes and ears when crimes like these occur and I would ask that if anyone sees anyone acting suspiciously in an area surrounding a bank/ATM we would urge them to contact us, as their information could be vital in bringing offenders to justice.” Chief Superintendent Daryn Elton, from the West Midlands Regional and Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) (a collaboration between the Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands forces to tackle the threat of serious and organised crime groups), said: “We work closely with the National Crime Agency and wider law enforcement agencies to target criminals, disrupt their activities and bring them to justice. The West Midlands ROCU is the national strategy lead for ATM crime and this operation is a great example of joint working between West Midlands and North West forces.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5687, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!