Man Tries to Steal ATM With Stolen Excavator

August 11, 2018 Updated: August 11, 2018

A man in Wyoming was caught on camera trying to steal an ATM from a gas station by using a stolen excavator.

The video footage was taken on Aug. 4 at the Sinclair at 600 Vandehei Avenue in Cheyenne, the Cheyenne Police Department said.

“We know those claw machines can be pretty frustrating, especially when you run out of quarters and the claw just keeps slipping off of the unicorn’s horn- but just because you steal some heavy equipment doesn’t mean you get to practice at the local gas station,” the department stated in a Facebook post.

Police officers said that the man stole a truck, a trailer, and an excavator in his scheme to steal an ATM.

However, the video footage shows that the man was ultimately unable to steal the machine. The footage also clearly shows the man’s face and a black-and-white dog that’s accompanying him.

Officers said that they received a call around 2 a.m. on Aug. 4 for a burglar alarm.

“When they arrived they didn’t see anybody on scene, but found an excavator that had smashed through the window of that building and knocked an ATM down,” Kevin Malatesta with the department told KGAB.

“We were able to get the video evidence (and) determined that the individual in the video had stolen a trailer, an excavator and a truck all from different locations in Cheyenne and then used that excavator to try to take the ATM.”

Officers have asked anyone with information to call the police or send tips to Silent Witness of Laramie County.


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