RPD investigate ATM pulled from credit union drive-through with stolen truck

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(ABC 6 News) – A stolen truck was found strapped to a “busted-open” ATM Sunday morning, according to Rochester police.

Capt. Casey Moilanen with the RPD said Rochester’s Mazda dealership told police Saturday morning that a truck used to remove snow from the lot had been stolen overnight.

At 4:37 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, police responded to a suspicious activity call, where they found the truck parked but running in the roadway of E River Road.

An ATM from First Alliance Credit Union was strapped to the back of the truck, and had been broken open.

Surveillance video from First Alliance shows the machine being ripped away from the bank by two masked individuals.

The thieves were not able to get the ATM open to get any money.

According to RPD, the ATM came from the credit union at 320 Alliance Place NE, and had been ripped off its mooring with the truck and towed to the 4300 block of E River Road.

Moilanen said there had been similar thefts reported in the Twin Cities, but not in Rochester until the past weekend.

“There’s at least one professional crew out there doing this,” he said. “Probably more.”