LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - Deputies in the Lowcountry believe the two men who made off with an ATM in Lexington early Sunday morning may have done the same thing to a Pawley's Island ATM last month.
Lexington police were called to First National Bank on Sunset Boulevard around 5:15am Sunday for an ATM alarm activation. When they got to the scene, police said they found an abandoned forklift and an ATM missing from its foundation.
Surveillance video revealed two male suspects loading the ATM into a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck. Police later found the truck off Corley Mill Road with the ATM in the back, but there was no money left in the ATM.
Upon further investigation, the Lexington Police Department was able to determine the forklift had been stolen from the Northside Baptist Church construction site. They also believe the truck was taken from the Lauren Ridge Apartment prior to the incident.
Georgetown County Deputy Russell Goodale on Monday said the crime is similar to an ATM robbery on March 1 in Pawley's Island. In that case, suspects stole a forklift from a construction site on Ocean Highway and used it to lift an ATM from the adjacent BB&T Bank into the back of a Dodge pickup truck.
Deputies think the robbers also might have been involved in ATM thefts in Anderson, Greenville and Clemson.
If you have any information regarding the suspects or crimes, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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