Four men plead guilty to conspiracy in Long Sutton ATM raid

A JCB digger left at the scene of an ATM raid at Spar, London Road, Long Sutton, last month.
A JCB digger left at the scene of an ATM raid at Spar, London Road, Long Sutton, last month.

Four men are to be sentenced next week after admitting to conspiracy following an ATM raid at a Long Sutton store.

Leo Smith (20), of Spriggs Road, Peterborough, Levi Smith (49) of Coniston Road, Peterborough, Dale Smith (28), of Malvern Meadows, Worcester and Levi Mitchell (31) of Gibb Croft, Harlow, Essex, each admitted conspiring to burgle with intent to steal at the Spar store, London Road, on October 19.

This type of crime can have a huge impact, not only financially for the businesses affected, but also for communities which often rely on ATMs in rural or isolated areas

Det Supt Trevor Rodenhurst (ERSOU)

All four men were arrested after a JCB was used to rip an ATM from the wall of the store during the early hours of the morning.

Levi Smith also admitted charges of driving while 
disqualified and driving without insurance, also on October 19.

The men were all remanded in custody by Judge Mark Rogers after a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, with sentencing due on November 27.

Detective Superintendent Trevor Rodenhurst of the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit said: “This type of crime can have a huge impact on the businesses affected and communities relying on ATMs in rural or isolated areas.”

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