Thief Snatches ATM Machine With Forklift

Detectives think someone in the construction industry may be involved
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2017 2:30 PM CDT

Police in Conway, Ark., are looking for a brazen thief who made off with an ATM machine early Wednesday morning. According to bank surveillance footage, at about 3:30am the thief drove up to a bank drive-though area in a CAT forklift and hauled the ATM away, KATV reports. Police say a bank employee noticed damage to the drive-in area when she arrived at work later that morning. Detectives believe the suspect may work in the construction industry. (View the video here.)

Gizmodo warns that even for those in possession of a forklift, stealing an ATM is probably not a great idea. The machines are hard to break into and more and more of them are equipped with GPS tracking devices. (More cancer treatment stories.)

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