Man in court accused of Torphins ATM raid

A man has appeared in court accused of an alleged ATM theft at a rural north-east shop.

Michael Broomfield appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and faced nine charges, including three of theft of a vehicle, theft by housebreaking and two of being inside a building with intent to commit theft.

The alleged incident happened at the Scotmid store on Craigour Road in Torphins at 1.30am on February 28.

Broomfield’s address was given in court as County Durham.

The 32-year-old made no plea at his private appearance and will appear in court at a later date.

He was remanded in custody.

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Police launched a major investigation into the early morning incident.

The B993 Kincardine O’Neil to Torphins road was closed from the Torphins bypass to the village while officers carried out their inquiries last month.

A second man, aged 26, was charged by Police Scotland and was due to appear in court yesterday, however, he has now been released pending further inquiries.