Sioux Falls police investigating 2 ATM burglaries
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Authorities in Sioux Falls are investigating two ATM thefts they say are likely related.
The first took place around 1:20 a.m. Thursday at an ATM near 41st Street and Sycamore Avenue. Police spokesperson Sam Clemens said the suspects backed up to the ATM in a stolen Ford F-350, broke into the machine and used the pickup and a chain to “yank” the safe out. The pickup was later found abandoned nearby.
Clemens said the second theft took place around 4:50 a.m. that same morning near S. Louise Avenue and 43rd Street. This time, the suspects used a stolen Ford F-250 during the burglary. Again, the pickup was later found a short distance away.
Both pickups were locked, and neither had keys inside when they were stolen, according to Clemens.
“These guys knew what they were doing,” Clemens said. “They were able to somehow manipulate the steering column, and then get the vehicles running.”
Clemens said both ATMs were monitored by surveillance cameras, and investigators are analyzing that footage. While he did not give a specific number, Clemens said both had a “substantial” amount of money inside. Both burglaries involved two men wearing masks.
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