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Keady man denies stealing cash machines containing £180,000

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A Keady man appeared in court charged with stealing three cash machines containing a total of £180,000.

Eugene Tomany, of Glen Road, appeared at Dungannon Crown Court on Tuesday for an arraignment hearing ahead of a trial next year.

The 33-year-old faces eight charges dating between October 27, 2018 and March 10 of this year.

He denied all eight charges put to him.

Tomany is accused of stealing an ATM and #66,020 belonging to Danske Bank on October 27, 2018. He is also accused of stealing an excavator to the value of £20,000 on the same day.

On December 22, 2018, he is accused of stealing an ATM and £13,600 belonging to Danske Bank. He is also charged with stealing a Case digger to the value of £45,000 on the same day.

On January 8, he is charged with stealing a Manitou telehandler and attempting to steal an ATM from a First Trust Bank.

On March 10, he is accused of stealing an ATM and £104,840 belonging to Cash Zone, as well as stealing a Hitachi digger valued at £20,000.

A trial date has been provisionally set for May 4, 2020.

Tomany is due to appear again in court on February 18 where there will be an update in the case.

He was released on continuing bail of £500 where he must adhere to a strict set of bail conditions which include a curfew of 9pm-7am and must surrender his passport and title deeds to his home.

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