The South Antrim MLA said: “This was a despicable crime carried out by a well-organised and opportunistic band of thugs.
“This incident has also caused serious disruption in the village, with Main Street being closed to allow the digger to be removed and investigation work to be carried out.
“These are public cash points, but everyone must work with police to ensure they don’t simply continue to be easy cash points for crooks. We need to catch these individuals and the police need the public’s help to do so. Anyone with information on these robberies must talk to police to help them end this crime spree.
“This is a deeply worrying trends it appears that a highly organised gang is targeting these machines across Northern Ireland.”