Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify two men who used a stolen van to rip an ATM from a bank building shortly before 4 am on May 3.
RCMP responded to the Scotia Bank located at 2950 22 Street at 3:50 am and discovered that the ATM had been pulled from its enclosure in the wall of the bank. Two men were caught on camera using a chain and a stolen white Ford Econoline van to pull the ATM free. RCMP recovered the van and the emptied ATM abandoned nearby, in a wooded area behind Lagrange Crescent. Witnesses reported seeing another vehicle, possibly a truck, leaving that wooded area shortly afterward.
The forcible removal of the ATM caused significant noise in the immediate vicinity. RCMP would like to remind the public of the importance of reporting suspicious activity immediately.
See attached surveillance images.
RCMP continue to investigate. If you have information about the movements of the stolen van in the time leading up to the ATM theft, or any other information about these crimes, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575.If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
Stolen van (since recovered):