ATM Heist

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Updated 5:30pm

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says 25 year-old Dekevious Mcrae and a juvenile, Lewis Browning, were arrested yesterday morning after using a front end loader to steal the ATM from the Bank of America on Thomasville Road.

Officials say while the men were fleeing the scene, they hit a curb and the ATM fell out of their truck. The third suspect, Nasedra Lumpkin is still on the run.

"This was part of an ongoing investigation by FDLE. We've received information that these subjects could be in the Tallahassee area and that they might be potentially committing a robbery at the bank," said Heather Smith, the spokewoman for FDLE.

FDLE says it is continuing to look into other bank thefts as part of its investigation. If you have any information on this crime, call FDLE at 850-410-7645.

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Police say three men tried to steal an ATM from a Bank of America.

It happened shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday morning at the Bank of America at 5676 Thomasville Road.

Police say the men used a piece of construction equipment called a front end loader, to lift the ATM and drive away. Front end loaders are typically used by construction crews to load heavy materials. No word yet on how the men acquired the construction vehicle.

Moments after the men left the Bank of America, police caught up with them about a half-mile away near the Wal-Mart. Police say the men bumped into a curb with the loader and dropped the ATM in the road. The ATM was recovered with all of the money still inside.

Police were able to detain two of the suspects but a third suspect was able to flee on foot. No charges have been filed at this time.

A police helicopter was used in trying to locate the third suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 30 years old, with short hair. He weighs about 175 pounds and was last seen running near the Wal-Mart of Thomasville Rd.

If you have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS.



 
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