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ATM thefts spur police plea for public’s help

These images show the suspect from a burglary that occurred July 30 at the Cotillion, 11028 W. Kellogg. According to Wichita police, the suspect used a tow rope and hand cart to load the ATM into the back of the truck. Police said the vehicle appears to be a green Ford F150 with damage to rear driver’s side fender. Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Gordon at 316-268-4453 or MGordon@wichita.gov.
These images show the suspect from a burglary that occurred July 30 at the Cotillion, 11028 W. Kellogg. According to Wichita police, the suspect used a tow rope and hand cart to load the ATM into the back of the truck. Police said the vehicle appears to be a green Ford F150 with damage to rear driver’s side fender. Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Gordon at 316-268-4453 or MGordon@wichita.gov.

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.

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