A man has been jailed for more than four years after using a digger to steal a cash machine containing more than £44,000.
Michael Broomfield, 33, used a digger during the raid on the ATM at Scotmid Foods, Craigour Road in Torphins.
Chains were attached to the cash machine to lift it into the boot of a gold Chrysler car. But the getaway was foiled when the car broke down – and Broomfield’s fingerprint was subsequently found on the vehicle.
As Broomfield was led away from the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in handcuffs to begin his sentence, he shouted: “Stitched me right up”.