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Thieves break into ATM at another local bank

Police say an older model Dodge pickup was used in the break-in. (File)
Police say an older model Dodge pickup was used in the break-in. (File)(KOSA)
Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 7:51 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2020 at 12:50 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Police are investigating another ATM break-in.

Officers were sent at around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday to the Extraco Bank on South University Parks Drive in Waco in response to an alarm.

They discovered a drive-thru ATM had been broken into.

An older model Dodge pickup was used in the break-in, but further details weren’t immediately available.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Waco Police Department at (254) 750-7500 or Crime Stoppers at (254) 753-4357.

A week ago, on Sept. 29, officers found a drive-thru ATM in the parking lot of Chase Bank on Hewitt Drive attached by a chain to an abandoned pickup truck.

The machine was significantly damaged, but nothing was stolen from it.

The truck had been stolen from a home in Hewitt, police said.

The owner wasn’t aware of the theft, police said.

The would-be ATM thieves fled in a white SUV.

On Sept. 22 two would-be thieves used hammers, crowbars, and a stolen pickup truck in an unsuccessful attempt to steal an ATM from a strip mall in the 3200 block of East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen.

Police determined that a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck that was reported stolen early that morning from a home in the 3800 block of Sunflower Drive was used in the attempt.

The would-be crooks, one wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, light-colored pants, and gloves and the other wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and light-colored pants, attached a chain to the truck and hooked it to the ATM in an unsuccessful attempt to pull it loose.

On Aug 26 two men tried to break into an ATM at the First National Bank at U.S. Highway 84 and Bosque Lane in McGregor.

Officers found an abandoned 2004 Chevrolet pickup with a large chain attached to the rear bumper and two pry bars.

A large part of the machine’s door was damaged and pulled away, police said.

Surveillance footage showed the two men backing the truck up to the machine, hooking a chain to the front of it, and then pulling the door partially open.

The fled after failing to gain entry.

Both suspects wore gloves, hooded sweatshirts and face coverings.

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