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Unsuccessful Clay County ATM theft caught on tape

8:29 AM, Mar 7, 2013   |    comments
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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. - Two masked and hooded suspects unsuccessfully attempt to steal an ATM machine from a Clay County store early Friday morning.

Two suspects in dark, hooded sweatshirts were captured on surveillance video backing up to a Kangaroo Store on S.R. 21 Friday, according to a police report from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The well covered suspects allegedly backed up a red Ford pick-truck to the front door of the business and smashed the front doors with a "crowbar type tool," the report detailed.

Once the suspects gained access to the Kangaroo, they allegedly attempted to hook a towing rope to the ATM machine located just inside the business. However, the towing rope was too short, according to the report.

The suspects then allegedly ripped the top of the ATM machine off and tried to pull the machine away from the wall to get it closer to the door, according to the report. The suspects were once again unsuccessful and allegedly began to hit and kick the machine, before taking the towing strap and throwing it in the back of their red Ford pick-up.

The suspects fled the scene without taking any other items from the store.

Both suspects were wearing clothes that covered their heads and faces and were also wearing gloves. At this time there is not a suspect description available, according to the report.

Detectives with the Clay County Sheriff's Office are asking the community to contact them with any information related to the suspects of to the red Ford pick-up truck used in the attempted theft. According to the CCSO, the truck will have damage to the tailgate where the driver apparently ran it into the concrete pole in front of the store.

To contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office call 904-264-6512. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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