At least two people made a failed attempt to chain an ATM to a pickup truck and haul it from a Santee drugstore early Tuesday.
The suspects broke through the glass doors at the Walgreens store on Mission Gorge Road near Carlton Hills Boulevard around 4:40 a.m., chained the ATM to a truck and attempted to pry it from its base, according to San Diego Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Walker. They ultimately fled empty-handed and left the badly damage cash machine behind, he said.
A description of the suspects was not immediately available, but Walker said a red, four-door extended cab pickup truck with a white shell was used in the attempt.
It was not clear whether the attempted ATM theft was related to other failed attempts to steal cash machines from drugstores in Poway and Rancho Penasquitos earlier this month.
—City News Service
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