Stolen truck used in Nashville ATM robbery, police say
The stolen truck was later found abandoned with the ATM missing, police said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – An investigation is underway after police say masked men stole an ATM from a Nashville gas station Friday morning.
Police responded to the robbery at about 6 a.m. at the Tiger Market Exxon gas station on Gallatin Pike South.
Once ogot there, broken glass lined the walkway, which reminded customers of how quickly things can change.
“I think it’s super alarming,” customer Kara Stephens said. “I cannot believe it, I was up here last night around 9:00.”
Police said a group of men wearing hoodies and gloves smashed a window and pulled the ATM out of the building. It’s believed that as many five people were involved in the crime.
The suspects then loaded the ATM into the bed of the pickup and drove away, according to police. The stolen truck was later found abandoned and still running nearby on Argle Avenue.
A resident told police that the subjects put the ATM into an older gray or silver Trailblazer or Tahoe and fled toward Madison Boulevard.
With this robbery there have been at least 650 robberies Metro Police have investigated over the last six months, according to data from crime mapping.
“If presented with an idea with how to steal a car or how to break into an ATM, in desperate times I think that people do use desperate measures and that put us all all in danger,” Kara said about the data.
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