Wichita police are seeking help from the public in solving a series of crimes targeting ATMs.
Photos of a man who stole an ATM from the Cotillion on July 30 have been posted on the Wichita Police Department’s Facebook page. The suspect used a pickup to force open the doors to the ballroom, then used a dolly to load the ATM onto the pickup.
“We’ve had several ATM – either thefts or attempts to get into secured ATMs – in the last few weeks,” Lt. Doug Nolte said.
Two ATMs have been taken, and thieves tried to pry open a third ATM, he said. Investigators are checking to see whether the same people may be responsible for all the crimes.
Police want to hear from anyone who sees people acting suspiciously around ATMs, Nolte said, especially if they have tools with them.
“A pry bar, specifically,” he said.
It’s also a good idea for people to call 911 if they see someone driving with an ATM in the back, he added.