Kansas City police are looking for two men who stole an ATM from a closed gas station early Thursday.
The men triggered the alarm at the Gas Mart USA at 4111 Blue Ridge Cutoff about 4 a.m. Store surveillance video showed a man backing a pickup truck to the window. A second man broke the window and secured a chain around the ATM. The truck pulled forward, dislodging the ATM. The men then loaded it into the bed of a black-over-silver pickup truck and drove away.
Police released a photo of the truck, which appeared to have a brush guard on the front, Thursday afternoon.
Detectives were investigating whether the theft was related to a failed attempt to steal an ATM from a closed Northland convenience store a few weeks ago. In that case, police believe someone stole a white pickup truck, went to the Pour Boy Oil Company at 4225 North Oak Trafficway in the middle of the night and broke the window. The burglar hooked a chain to the ATM but got scared, possibly by the approach of some security guards, Sgt. Danny Graves said.
The truck drove away without the machine. Police later found the truck abandoned about three miles away.
Anyone with information should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (474-8477).