Early on Tuesday morning, suspects who had stolen vehicles from Spy Hill chained the ATM in this building in Rocanville to one of the stolen vehicles and pulled it out of the building, along with an undetermined amount of cash. Julia Dima photo

In Rocanville: Police investigating theft of ATM

March 30, 2015 7:47 am
Julia Dima

Moosomin RCMP are investigating the theft of an ATM containing an undisclosed amount of cash from the Rocanville branch of Conexus Credit Union early last Tuesday morning.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on March 24, 2015, Moosomin RCMP were called to the credit union on Ellice Street in Rocanville, where the ATM was stolen from inside the building and dragged out onto the street.

According to Moosomin RCMP, two pickup trucks, one white and one burgundy in color, were stolen from a business on the 200 block of 1st Avenue in Spy Hill. Langenburg RCMP is currently investigating this theft.

It is believed that suspects then used the stolen trucks to drive to the credit union where the suspects entered, connected to an ATM located inside, and dragged it from the floor where it was mounted with one of the stolen vehicles. The suspects stole the ATM (with an undetermined amount of cash) and left the scene in the stolen vehicles.

However, the thieves didn’t get far before the ATM broke off the chain it was being dragged with.

The ATM has been recovered, and Sgt. Joe Telus of the Moosomin RCMP said Friday he does not have any evidence that the thieves got any cash from the machine.

The front of the credit union building received significant damage as a result.

The burgundy truck was recovered by police four blocks from the credit union.
The white truck has not been located.

It is described as a White F250 heavy duty four door pickup truck with Saskatchewan license plate 331 JLY.

The white truck has a large dent on its passenger side front panel and has a winch bumper on it.

If you see this vehicle police ask that you do not approach it, and contact your local RCMP detachment or police service immediately.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the theft.

If you have information on this crime, please contact Moosomin RCMP at 306-435-3361, Esterhazy RCMP at 306-745-4740 or Langenburg RCMP at 306-743-5600 or if you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.