By: Aimee O’callaghan

Andrew White was player in a gang which blew up series of ATMs, including one in Birkdale Village, Southport to steal nearly £800,000

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace two men detectives want to speak to in connection with an on-going investigation into thefts from cash point machines across the North West and Central England.

Both men, Adam Murphy and Andrew White, are wanted for conspiracy to cause explosions at cash machines and burglary of bank and shop premises between January 2013 and December 2013.

Adam Murphy, 29, is described as being white of a medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address is Waresley Crescent in Liverpool. Detectives believe Murphy may be in Scotland.

Andrew White, 25, is described as being white of a medium build with fair hair and blue eyes. His last known address is Nyland Road in Huyton. White has links to Spain.

As part of the same investigation seven men were sentenced to more than 114 years last year.

In December 2014 Jonathon Webb and Daniel Morgan were sentenced to a total of 32 years in prison after being found guilty of offences following a three week trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

In September 2014 five other men, Thomas Whittingham, Anthony Bushell, Craig Cartwright, Kurt Beddoes and Ian Ellis, were sentenced to a total of 82 years after being convicted at Liverpool Crown Court trial for the same series of thefts/attempt thefts.

All seven men were part of a group responsible for ATM attacks at 28 premises (banks, post offices and supermarkets) in Wirral, Lancashire, Cheshire, Southport, Liverpool, Prescot, Loughborough, Gloucester, Birmingham, Northampton and Derby. These attacks resulted in losses to the businesses targeted by the thieves, of approximately £800,000, not to mention damage to the properties estimated to be in excess of £485,000.

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Birkdale Village robbery

Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney, from the Matrix Serious Organised Crime Team, said: “The Force is once again asking the public for their help in catching two of Merseyside’s most wanted criminals.

“Adam Murphy and Andrew White are wanted by the force in connection with an on-going investigation into thefts from cash point machines across the North West and Central England.

“The techniques used in these thefts were extremely dangerous and we are fortunate that no-one was hurt.”

“I have no doubt that the community will embrace this opportunity to assist the police in bringing these people to justice and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

List of offence dates and locations

20/05/13 Sainsbury’s, Pensby Road, Heswall

23/05/13 Santander, Liverpool Road, Birkdale

31/05/13 Barclays, Lodge Drive, Culcheth, Warrington

04/08/13 Natwest, The Green, Eccleston, Chorley

17/08/13 Barclays, Booker Avenue, Liverpool

25/08/13 Natwest, Allerton Road, Liverpool

30/08/13 Natwest, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool

12/09/13 Natwest, Eccleston Street, Prescot

27/07/13 Barclays, Ford Road, Upton, Wirral

27/09/13 Barclays, Dewhurst Road, Birchwood, Warrington

13/10/13 HSBC, Town Lane, Higher Bebington, Wirral

26/10/13 HSBC, Pensby Road Wirral

28/02/13 Barclays, Loughborough

03/03/13 Barclays, Abingdon

04/03/13 Budgens, Loughborough

13/03/13 Co-Op, Leicester

24/03/13 Budgens, Loughborough

27/03/13 Co-Op, Studley

29/03/13 Santander, Birstall

05/04/13 Barclays, Derby

08/04/13 HSBC, Gloucester

26/04/13 Barclays, Loughborough

17/05/13 Barclays, Loughborough

25/05/13 Barclays, Abingdon

30/05/13 HSBC, Birmingham

01/06/13 Barclays, Knowle

12/06/13 HSBC, Northampton

14/06/13 Barclays, Groby

 

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