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ATM thief leaves empty handed in Lake Wylie

A thief failed to break into the ATM machine, but did cause damage, at the BB&T branch on Latitude Lane in Lake Wylie.
A thief failed to break into the ATM machine, but did cause damage, at the BB&T branch on Latitude Lane in Lake Wylie. cmuccigrosso@lakewyliepilot.com

A thief left empty handed after an attempted robbery at the ATM at BB&T branch in Lake Wylie.

York County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded April 25 to a call from the bank about a damaged AMT machine at 585 nautical Drive.

The suspect attempted to pry off the front face of the machine and the side door, according to the report. A video surveillance camera was damaged, but the camera on the machine appeared undamaged, the report states.

Images from the video show a black male, age 20-25, weighing 170-190 pounds, about 5-foot, 8 inches to 6-feet tall wearing a yellow or green hoodie with a green ball cap, blue jeans, red or pink gloves and brown mask partially hiding his face.

“The suspect was also using what appeared to be a medium-sized Craftsman screw driver to attempt to break into the ATM,” the report states.

Photos show the suspect arrived on foot at about 4:43 a.m. and leaving on foot at about 6:33 a.m. The video showed the suspect walking away through the field behind the bank. “Two distinct sets of vehicle headlights” were on cars sitting in the cul-de-sac near the field, the report states, and the same brand of cigarette butts were found by the ATM machine and where the cars were waiting.

York County Sheriff’s K-9 tracking unit was dispatched, following the suspect’s path until losing the scent at the cul-de-sac.

Nothing was stolen, and the ATM was boarded up and money removed, the report states.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers of York County at 877-409-4321 or visit yorkcrimestoppers.com.

Catherine Muccigrosso •  803-831-8166

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