Police are looking for a bunch of 5 burglars who’ve stolen ATMs from no less than 42 companies throughout Brooklyn and Queens over the past six months — an apparently refined crew that’s taking not simply money however whole machines in the heists.
Every of the thefts, which began in December, have occurred in the night or in a single day, whereas the companies — starting from donut retailers to laundromats — have been closed.
Video supplied by the NYPD from a earlier housebreaking on Fulton Road reveals one of many thieves pulling the ATM from the wall, then rolling it to an aisle with a damaged window. The person and an confederate on the surface may be seen on video seemingly attempting to determine get the money machine out of the shop.
Video from the East New York Deli on Elton Road from early June confirmed two burglars utilizing a instrument to interrupt the lock on a metallic gate, whereas a 3rd individual stands watch. When they’re completed, they increase the gate and smash open a window to climb contained in the store.
One retailer clerk believes that the suspects will need to have scoped out his retailer beforehand.
“The crazy thing, they definitely been here cause they only broke the particular spot where the ATM was. They didn’t break nowhere else, just that,” he stated. “Unfortunately they seem to know what they’re doing, because 42? That’s not luck anymore.”
Police stated they’re investigating, however haven’t but drawn a connection to ATM thefts beforehand spotlighted by NBC New York in April. These crooks additionally hit companies in Brooklyn and Queens, wheeling whole machines from shops.
The sheer variety of ATMs taken in the newest theft sample — in addition to the $60,000 stolen — has native companies urging police to catch the group rapidly.
No arrests have but been made. An investigation is ongoing.