Police have hailed a collective 92-year jail sentence handed to the gang behind a series of ATM heists across the north-east.
The raids, which took place between 2015 and 2016, saw cash machines targetted in Kingswells, Aberdeen; Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire; Carnoustie, Angus; and Perth.
Detective Superintendent Alex Dowall said: “Today’s sentences emphasises the seriousness of crimes of this type and recognises the impact serious and organised crime has on our communities.
“The communities that were targeted by this group are safe places to live and not exposed to crimes of such a serious, dangerous and crude nature. The impact they had on the people who live within them cannot be underestimated and I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public and the communities of the North East for their assistance, support and patience throughout. “