Man jailed after Downend cash machine attack
Published on: 28 May 2016
A man has been jailed for two years after being found guilty of an attack on a cash machine in Downend.
Ross Terry, 26, of Arnall Drive, Henbury, Bristol, targeted a cashpoint at a service station on Badminton Road. He used a crowbar to try and open up the top of a standalone ATM on Thursday August 13 last year.
Police arrived at the scene having been alerted by an alarm company, causing Terry to flee.
In his haste to make off from the service station, he left behind a number of items including the crowbar and a dustpan and brush.
Forensic analysis of the dustpan and brush discovered a fingerprint which matched Terry’s, while ANPR cameras also caught his Volkswagen Golf driving in the north Bristol area around the time of the offence.
Investigating officer PC Gemma Crew said: “The success rate of actually getting money by attacking a cashpoint is very low.
“In this instance Terry attempted to steal the cash inside the ATM and failed.
“He then tried to deny being involved in the attack, despite being forensically linked to the scene, but the jury saw through his lies and convicted him.
“His sentencing sees him become the latest offender caught following an ATM attack in the Avon and Somerset area who has been brought to justice.”