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A police strike force has been established to investigate the theft of an ATM at Lennox Head, and similar thefts in Brunswick Heads and southern Queensland.

Police are appealing for the assistance of the public following the thefts.

The Lennox Head theft happened about  2:30am on Wednesday, 8 February 2017, when a man broke into a cafe in Ballina Street and stole an ATM.

On Sunday 5 March detectives recovered the ATM and a trolley from a river in the Tweed Heads area, which is currently undergoing forensic investigation.

Strike Force Feodore was established to investigate a series of commercial break and enter offences targeting ATM’s in the Richmond and Tweed/Byron Local Area Commands.

Police said they are also investigating possible links between this incident and similar incidents in Brunswick Heads and Southern Queensland.

Police believe a white 2005 VZ Holden Commodore may be involved.

Richmond Local Area Command Crime Manager Detective Acting Inspector Mick Smith said police suspect there are people with information that may be able to assist police with their inquiries.

‘We are appealing for anyone with information to please contact police and we would like to remind the public that they may be committing an offence if they conceal a serious offence,’ said Inspector Smith.

‘All information supplied to police will be treated in the strictest of confidence.’

Investigations are continuing.


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