Spokane Valley thieves make off with one ATM after two attempts

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 15 at 8:56 AM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – Two ATM burglaries occurred on Thursday and Friday morning in Spokane according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.

The first occurred at the Conoco on 16th and University early Thursday morning. Surveillance footage showed two suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks, and gloves pull up in a Chrysler Mini-Van. One suspect shattered the window of the business with a baseball bat and attached a rope to an ATM. The second suspect attached a tow rope to the Mini-Van. Both suspects got back into the vehicle and tried to pull the ATM away unsuccessfully. They left the scene.

The second ATM theft occurred Friday morning. Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Dodge responded to the Broadway Mini Mart on the 10,000 block of East Broadway.

The business owner had been told by a friend that the front window of the business was broken. The owner arrived to find the ATM missing from the store.

This burglary occurred at 3:40 a.m. Friday morning according to surveillance video. Footage showed a male suspect wearing a hooded coat, mask, and jeans use a baseball bat to smash the front window and run inside the store. A second suspect wearing a hooded coat and mask entered the store. About ten seconds later they dragged at ATM out of the store.

The Spokane Valley Police Department believes both ATM thefts were committed by the same two suspects.

Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward for any information about these two burglaries. Call their tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS or contact them at their website.

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