ATM Theft

On Monday October 21, 2019 at 4:30 a.m. the St. Thomas Police while on general patrol found the east front doors of the Foodland grocery store pulled out from the wall and the metal door frame was laying in the parking lot. It was then noticed that the ATM that is usually located in the front foyer area of the store had been pulled from its metal base and was missing. Investigation revealed that about 5 minutes earlier at 4:25 a.m. a stolen blue Chevy Silverado pick-up truck pulled up to the front doors of the Foodland. Three suspects exited the vehicle and one used a hand tool to make a hole in the glass of the front door. The suspect climbed in through the hole to enter the store where they tied a chain that was already connected to the truck around the ATM. The stolen truck then drove away pulling the ATM off of its base and out through the east doors. The three suspects loaded the ATM into the bed of the stolen truck and left the scene at 4:27 a.m.

The first suspect is described as a male wearing blue jeans, dark hoodie pulled up over his head and a mask. The second suspect is a male wearing jeans, a dark jacket and he had a mask that covered his head and face. The third male suspect was the driver of the stolen truck and he was wearing jeans and a jacket that had an emblem on the back. The Chevy Silverado used in this incident had been stolen earlier in the morning from a residence near the intersection of Dunkirk Dr. and Fifth Ave in St. Thomas. At 6:45 a.m. the St. Thomas Police were notified by the O.P.P that the stolen pick-up truck had been recovered burned out in Southwold Township. If anyone has information relating to this incident they are asked to contact the St. Thomas Police at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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