Ram raiders caught on camera
Two men have been jailed for an attempted ram-raid that they carried out using a sewage tanker. The pair attempted to take an ATM with the stolen vehicle in the South Lanarkshire area – but instead crashed into a local call-centre.
The whole incident was caught on CCTV and showed the tanker being driven into the call centre door, as well as repeatedly ramming into the ATM machine in an attempt to get at the cash stored within.
David Fowler and George Nicol took the tanker from East Kilbride and drove to Blantyre, where they attempted to ram-raid the HSBC cash machine on the 20th October last year.
The two men were arrested shortly after they crashed their vehicle, which was found to contain a shotgun and several rounds of ammunition.
George Nicol was given a prison sentence of five and a half years and his accomplice Fowler was handed down a five year sentence. Both men are currently serving their sentences at HMP Addiwell after pleading guilty to the charges of robbery and theft, as well as charges relating to the gun that was found in their vehicle.
Whilst CCTV cameras are useful for capturing the incident itself, it is imperative that commercial businesses also undertake preventative measures to ensure that their property is as safe as possible. Security measures such as shop front roller shutters, anti ram raid security posts and industrial steel doors can help.
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