MANY, La – Shortly before 2AM Saturday morning, unknown suspect(s) in a tan Ford F250 4-door truck attempted to gain access into the Bank of Montgomery ATM at Toledo Pharmacy on LA Highway 6 west of Many. The incident was not discovered until after 5AM when a passerby noticed the ATM doors were forced open.
It appears a cutting torch was used to cut the arm which is in place to prevent access to the ATM doors. The arm was moved and the ATM doors were pried open. No money was taken.
Detectives were dispatched to the scene and the pharmacy surveillance video and other evidence was collected.
Shortly after 11AM, the suspected vehicle was located on a lease area on Pilcher Road off LA Highway 191.
The initial investigation reveals this truck used in the attempted heist was stolen last night from Mark’s Wholesale Tires on Texas Highway in Many.
Many Police Department along with the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case and collecting evidence.
There was also an ATM heist at the Sabine Bank in Hemphill, Texas last night. The suspect(s) vehicle was left at the scene and an unknown amount of cash was taken.
If you remember, the Bank of Montgomery ATM on US Highway 171 in Many was hit on November 12, 2020. The suspect(s) vehicle was left at the scene and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
No suspect(s) have been arrested at this time in any of these 3 ATM robberies.
Law enforcement authorities in Louisiana and Texas believe this is a large criminal organization which has targeted ATM locations across the South over the last 2 years.
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