Friant detectives are currently on the lookout for four hooded individuals who broke into a gas station and stole an ATM and a safe. The authorities declared that the suspects later dumped the safe behind the gas station and that the ATM was found money-free in a ditch.
Hooded Gang Remove Safe and ATM in Under a Minute
According to a Friant Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the event occurred on the 17th of January, at around 3:30 a.m. The security footage retrieved from the gas station reveals a modus operandi so precisely executed and planned that the thieves managed to remove an ATM and the gas station’s safe in under one minute.
As the Sheriff’s Office reveals, at the same hour, a white pickup truck with a trailer pulls in front of the gas stations. Seconds later, four men wearing hoodies and bandanas leave the vehicle, engine still running, and break into the gas station. Once inside, the gang splits up.
While two of the individual went straight to the ATM, the other two went behind the counter and, using a couple of power tools, managed to remove the gas station’s safe. As the two with the safe attempt to disconnect the safe’s power supply, the other suspects drag the ATM towards the exit.
Although the gas station’s alarm was triggered, the hooded gang managed to leave the scene of the crime, safe and ATM in tow, before the authorities arrived. After analyzing the security footage, the Friant authorities declared that the hooded gang knew what it was doing and managed to remove both items under a minute.
An investigation of the area revealed that, for reasons unknown, the hooded gang abandoned the safe behind the gas station. The ATM was later found abandoned on the side of the road, with no cash inside.