Stolen Forklift Used to Steal Wachovia ATM

If you’re going to steal an entire ATM, you’re going to need some heavy machinery. And if you’re a thief, why buy a forklift when you can just steal one?

Greenville County deputies say thieves stole a forklift from a construction site near the Shoppes at Green Ridge and used it to pry a Wachovia ATM right out of the ground.

The robbery happened at the Wachovia Bank at 1174 Woodruff Road just before 5 a.m.

Deputies said that when they arrived, they found a forklift and broken cables, but no ATM. They said that surveillance video from the bank is being looked at in an effort to identify the thieves.

The bank was closed today for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

The thieves loaded the cash machine onto a vehicle and fled the scene, but not before triggering an alarm that alerted deputies to the crime.  No suspects have been identified at this time.

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