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Police: 3 tried to steal Md. ATM with backhoe

Tuesday - 5/7/2013, 5:42pm  ET

POTOMAC, Md. - Police in Montgomery County are looking for three people who they say tried to remove an ATM machine from a Potomac bank using a backhoe.

Police say the thieves tried to remove the machine from the Bank of America in the 10000 block of Falls Road around 2 a.m. Tuesday. They believe the thieves tried to wrap a steel chain around the ATM and remove it using a stolen backhoe. Surveillance camera video shows three suspects attempting to remove the machine from an outer wall and put it onto the bed of a pickup truck.

The group fled before police arrived. No money was stolen, but the ATM was damaged. The suspects were wearing dark clothing, masks and white gloves.


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