October 29, 2009 in City

Photo shows ATM burglar, police say

By The Spokesman-Review
Spokane Police Department photo

A photo released Oct. 29 shows a man Spokane police think may be responsible for a series of ATM thefts.
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Police hope someone recognizes a man captured on video who may be responsible for a series of ATM thefts.

A photo released today shows a man in a black beanie hat and blue sweatshirt in front of the Conoco Station at 3125 E. Mission on Oct. 21.

The burglary was one of at least a dozen incidents in the last three weeks in which thieves have used stolen vehicles to bash through locked doors and storefronts to grab and loot secured ATMs.

The most recent attack occurred Wednesday at Tesoro market, 3158 E. 17th Ave. The men hoisted an ATM into the back of a stolen Mazda pickup about 3:45 a.m. and left when an alarm sounded.

A bumper from the truck was left at the scene. A short time later, police found the Mazda less than a mile away at East 15th Avenue and South Napa Street.

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