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Trying To Steal an ATM

At approximately 1:57 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 911 received a call from bank security personnel for an in-progress theft of an ATM at a Bank of America in Potomac Village, according to Montgomery County Police.

Security personnel, via surveillance cameras, were remotely watching the Bank of America located at 10217 Falls Road in Potomac at the intersection of Falls Road and River Road. They observed three subjects, wearing gloves and masks, attempting to steal a bank ATM.

Police officers responded and located a backhoe and pick-up truck in the parking lot. The ATM, which had been removed from the bank wall, was still attached by chains to the backhoe and was suspended over the bed of the pick-up truck. Investigators believe that the backhoe and truck are stolen and continue to investigate their status. The subjects had fled the scene and were not located.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime or the suspects involved to please call the 2nd District Investigative Section at 301-657-0112. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.