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Thief robs ATM of $126,000

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Posted: Jun 18, 2010 6:04 PM by Stephanie Ryan
Updated: Jun 18, 2010 7:00 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: robbery, ATM, St. Francisville, bank

A St. Francisville ATM sits empty while investigators try to figure out who emptied it of the $126,000 of cash that someone took Tuesday night.

Just after 8:15, surveillance video from Hancock Bank shows someone pull up to the ATM in a van, open both the side doors of the van to obscure the view from passersby, and then pull up the front of the ATM. It took the thief between four and six minutes to empty the ATM of the money, according to St. Francisville Police Chief G. Scott Ford.

"This is not a regular, normal, daylight burglary. This is very high-tech," Ford said.

According to Ford, it took little to no effort for the robber to open the ATM, and they left no pry marks or evidence of struggle. He believes this was not the burglar's first time robbing an ATM. Ford also thinks this could have been an inside job, especially since the ATM was recently serviced. It was stocked with $130,000 just hours before the robbery.

Investigators are looking for a white commercial van with no windows on the side and a mirror on the back. Police believe the robber may not have been from the area. Contact St. Francisville Police if you have any information.

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