Thieves use backhoe in attempt to steal Maryland ATM machine
Thieves wielding a stolen backhoe and a pick-up truck tried early Monday to swipe an ATM from a Potomac bank, according to Montgomery County police.
Officers were called to the Bank of America at 10217 Falls Road in Potomac around 2 a.m. Monday after security personnel reported that they were witnessing the theft via remote surveillance camera.
Police said three people were seen wearing gloves and masks as they tried to use the backhoe to rip the ATM from the bank wall.
When officers arrived, they found the ATM still attached to the wall by chains and suspended over the bed of the pick-up truck. The would-be thieves were nowhere to be found but left both the truck and backhoe at the scene.
No further information was available about the suspects and police were did not release surveillance footage.
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