Crooks Lasso ATM

By Julie Montanaro
September 6, 7:45 p.m.

Thieves tried to lasso an ATM machine and drag it out of a convenience store, but the lasso broke.

Tallahassee police say it happened about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Shell Station in the 1700 block of Mahan Drive.

Sgt. Mark Meadows says the thieves ripped the door off its hinges and tried to lasso the ATM machine with a chain, but the lasso broke and the alarm went off before the thieves could make any headway.

A similar ATM heist was foiled just last week at a convenience store on Springhill Road.