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Detectives seek suspects in string of ATM heists

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on December 16th, 2016

Seattle police are working to track down a team of thieves, suspected of targeting gas stations, small grocery and convenience stores, a golf course and a local burger chain in at least nine break-ins around Seattle over the last two months.

Check out the details in the SPD Blotter post below:

In several of the break-ins, the suspects have pulled up outside the business in a stolen truck or van–in one case, taken from an after-school youth program–smashed their way inside, ripped out ATMs, stolen cash from the machines, and then dumped the ATMs nearby.

While security cameras have captured the masked suspects during several break-ins, police are still looking for leads and are hoping someone out there can help identify the thieves.

Only two suspects, both wearing bandannas or hoods over their faces, have appeared in surveillance footage, but detectives believe there may be a third suspect involved as well.

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If you recognize these suspects or have any information about the break-ins, please contact the West Precinct Detective Unit at (206) 684-5730.

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9 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 First they came for the shopping carts and I said nothing... // Dec 18, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Those things look heavy. Could crush your head if it fell on you.

  • 2 Biff Sparky // Dec 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Shoot to thrill and ask questions much later. Cops know who they are. Already have records, FTA’s and warrants. Just another day being a thug.

  • 3 Truth // Dec 20, 2016 at 8:28 am

    @Biff: Nice work Columbo! Now go get ’em!

  • 4 Rainbow Bridge to Pyongyang // Dec 20, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    They check for the atm’s at 15th and Leary or next to the Library?

    More of Murray’s Children handiwork. They can’t find work on a city with almost full employment, so they “gotsa do whut they gotsa”. I’m sure we can expect to protest march in solidarity with tweaker criminals and a hefty tax increase to pay for their troubled kids’ housing.

  • 5 Truth // Dec 21, 2016 at 8:03 am

    @Rainbow: “Murray’s Children”, huh? Hardest decision you make all day is probably whether to blame Murray or O’Brien for everything that goes wrong.

  • 6 Rainbow Bridge to Pyongyang // Dec 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

    @Truth
    You think those sirens every 10 min on Market are all house fires? How much does each junkie resuscitation episode cost?

    It’s a very special Christmastime hearing the crackheads scream obscenities all night on 22nd because they can’t get their fix. If you spend more than 10 min near the Commons you’ll see creeps in $20 shoes and street clothes riding $2000 racing bikes on the sidewalk. Santa must be really generous to the street junkies! HO HO HO

  • 7 Truth // Dec 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    @Rainbow: Would that be Murray or O’Brien’s fault?

  • 8 Rainbow Bridge to Pyongyang // Dec 22, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    @Truth
    Both. The entire coterie of enablers is to blame for the overall decline in public safety.

  • 9 Profile photo of JM98107 JM98107 // Dec 26, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    This is bad stuff, but the robberies, mugging and purse snatching/murder in the southend are worse.

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