On June 1, a man stole a backhoe utilized in an attempt to remove an ATM from a drive-thru at a bank in District Heights, Maryland, police say.
Surveillance footage from the bank shows someone operating the backhoe, trying to pry the ATM apart with the loader. After several hits, the machine finally toppled over about 4:30 a.m.
The man drove the construction equipment five miles to where the bank was located.
Despite the attempt to crack open the ATM, the man was forced to leave empty handed.
“The video is pretty shocking,” said Lieutenant Dave Coleman, a spokesman for Prince George’s County police. “If he’s willing to go to these great length, it’s important to get him off the street as quickly as we can.”