APD: Robbers tried to steal ATM

Published 5:57 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Atmore police are investigating a robbery at a gas station early Monday morning.

Police said they responded to a business alarm at the BP station on Alabama 21 and Interstate 65 at about 3:45 a.m. Monday.

When they arrived on the scene, officers found the front door to the business damaged, and a large chain was around the store’s ATM machine.

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The store’s video surveillance tapes showed two black males in a silver or light-colored SUV — possibly a Tahoe or Yukon — drove up to the front door and use a pry bar to gain entry to the store. They then wrapped a chain around the ATM machine and attempted to remove it using the vehicle, but the chain broke.

The suspects then fled north on Alabama 21.

Anyone who has information regarding this case is encouraged to call Atmore Police at 368-9141.