Thursday, June 26, 2008

Because That's Where The Money Is

Placentia, CA

Refrigerator dolly? Check. Wire cutters? Check. Balls of steel? Check.

A man wandered into a Circle K in Placentia this morning around 4am and carted off a free-standing ATM. Just walked in, snipped some wires and tossed the whole thing onto a dolly. Probably whistling while he did it, too. Security cameras caught him, but he was wearing a paintball mask.

Two and a half minutes to cart away a full ATM. Not a bad hourly rate that.

3 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Did he think it would give him access to the world's money? Or would it?

Gerard said...

I cannot image that those things don't have some sort of GPS or Lojack device to track it down.

If you work fast enough to break the case open I suppose it would not matter.

Midtown Miscreant said...

A few years ago , here in Kansas City, 3 guys wheeled 2 atm's out of a mall, broad daylight.
They are constantly stealing skid loaders and back hoes to pluck one from a local bank.