News Item: ATM Theft Increasing Across the UK

The number of reported incidents of ATM theft is increasing across the UK, many involving stolen agricultural and plant equipment to rip out ATMs, notwithstanding the resultant damage to property and risk to life. This is a national police priority and the involvement of organised crime is a serious concern.

Hire business and customers should do all possible to secure plant and equipment in depots and on site.

HAE is keen to develop guidance for members generality on theft and fraud matters and HAE is already working with members, colleagues in other federations and policing.