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.
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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.