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Sacramento police seek to identify suspects in ATM burglaries

Surveillance photos capture suspects in the theft of an ATM from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.
Surveillance photos capture suspects in the theft of an ATM from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. Surveillance photos provided by Sacramento Police Department.

Sacramento police seek information regarding a series of ATM burglaries that occurred over several months last year.

Police on Wednesday released surveillance photos of a July 21 burglary at Mercy General Hospital, 4001 J St. Two or three men entered a common area of the hospital during the early morning hours and stole the ATM, prying the machine from the floor and transporting it out of the building with a dolly, according to a Police Department news release. Police say the men are believed to have loaded the machine into pickup truck bed or a van. No description of the vehicle was available.

Several similar incidents have occurred in the city, with thieves typically breaking into businesses and removing stand-alone ATMs. Police say they have recovered the majority of the machines, but the individuals involved in the burglaries have yet to be identified.

In addition to the theft of the machine from Mercy General Hospital, similar incidents were reported in 2014 in the 4000 block of Franklin Boulevard on April 13, the 2700 block of 24th Street on April 22, the 4800 block of Franklin Boulevard on April 25, the 3200 block of Riverside Boulevard on April 30 and the 900 block of 13th Street on Aug. 12.

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries or the people involved is asked to call the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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