A CAR involved in a ram raid, and a motorbike stolen during a second targeted incident have been seized in Armidale.
Detectives have recovered the bike as part of their investigation into the ram raids on the Whitebull Hotel and Supermoto New England about 3am on Friday.
A 23-year-old man has been charged after he was allegedly found with the bike in Glenelg Street on the weekend. He’s been charged with goods in custody suspected of being stolen and has been granted bail to front court later this month.
Investigators have also recovered the late-model white Holden Barina which was also used in the ram raids.
The car – bearing registration plates YDO-42N – was found dumped in Tancredi Street.
Detectives said the car was used by some of the offenders involved in the Whitebull ram raid, and was captured on CCTV from the hotel.
It and the Mitsubishi Triton ute – which smashed into both businesses in the ram raids – were stolen from a South Armidale home shortly beforehand.
Detectives are appealing for dash cam footage or anyone who might have seen either of the cars being driven between 2am and 4am on Friday.
The single-cab ute was deliberately backed into the hotel, off Marsh Street, in what is believed to be a failed attempt to steal the ATM.
Minutes later, the same ute rammed into the front of the Supermoto bike shopfront on Mann Street before thieves stole one motorbike and took off in the Triton.
The Triton was then torched in Shambrook Avenue.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Armidale detectives on 6771 0699.