Atlanta suspects use sledgehammmer, crowbar to break open coin machine
Police release surveillance footage of theft
Atlanta Police are searching Wednesday for two suspects seen on video destroying a slot machine with a sledgehammer and a crowbar before allegedly making off with its cash box.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night inside a convenience store in the southwestern corner of the city.
“Upon arrival, officers spoke with an employee who stated two males entered the location and destroyed a coin machine with a sledgehammer,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement. “Once the suspects destroyed the machine, they proceeded to remove the cash box from inside the machine then fled the location in a dark grey in color Malibu with a drive out tag.”
The two suspects being sought by Atlanta Police.
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Surveillance footage released by police shows an unidentified man in a black shirt and navy jacket repeatedly swinging a sledgehammer at the machine.
Another man wearing a white shirt and red hat then enters the frame and starts using a crowbar to take apart the insides of the machine.
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It was not clear how much cash was stolen.
There were no reports of injuries.
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