LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The Lakewood Police Department (LPD) is investigating after suspected thieves used a truck to smash through the front of a credit union in an attempt to steal an ATM Friday morning.
According to LPD Sgt. Charles Porche, officers responded to an alarm call around 5:15 a.m. Friday at TwinStar Credit Union, located on the 9600 block of S Tacoma Way.
Employees told police they saw surveillance video from inside the credit union that showed a Ford F-250 back into the business. Porche said “two or three” people got out of the truck, entered the building and hooked a chain to the ATM. The truck then pulled the ATM from the building and took off.
The employees were not at the credit union when they saw the video.
Porche said when officers got to the scene, they could hear a noise along 96th Street South, which turned out to be the sound of the truck pulling the ATM down the road.
The ATM fell off the truck and was recovered near the intersection of 96th Street South and South Tacoma Way, Porche said. No money was taken.
The red Ford F-250 kept driving after the ATM fell from the vehicle. The truck was last seen driving down 96th Street South about 15 minutes after the alarm call.
No suspect information has been released at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LPD at 253-830-5064.