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ATM stolen from Auburn-area bank

Placer County sheriff’s deputies have recovered an ATM that was stolen from an Auburn-area bank early Thursday, along with a stolen tow truck used in the theft.

The Sheriff’s Office was alerted about 5:10 a.m. by a burglar alarm at the Chase Bank on the Grass Valley Highway. When deputies arrived, they found the drive-through ATM had been pulled from its base and was gone, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

A trail of ATM pieces led them to a tow truck on Plaza Way, a short distance from the bank, where they found the ATM attached to the truck by a cable.

The ATM had been dragged by the tow truck, which was stolen in Sacramento. Two men, who were shown in bank surveillance video, were unable to obtain any money from the machine, sheriff’s officials said. Detectives are trying to find the men, who covered their faces during the burglary.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 530-889-7800.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy