Police investigate ATM theft at Myrtle Beach auto store

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police are hoping they can track down the person behind an ATM theft at an area business on Tuesday.

A police report from the Myrtle Beach Police Department says the machine was stolen from Seaboard Automotive on Seaboard Street between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A man driving to work Wednesday morning noticed a glass door to the business had been shattered, and that's when police were notified.

The store's owner told responding officers the ATM machine was the only item missing from the store, despite a cell phone, computer and car keys being in plain sight. The owner says the machine was supposed to be bolted down to the floor, but for some reason, was not.

The 300 pound machine is worth $2,500 and had an estimated $440 in it.

A large concrete brick was found in the spot where the ATM once stood.

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