ATM robbers leave behind large sum of cash

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Law enforcement officers from all over the state are looking for a group of individuals that are breaking into Automated Teller Machines and stealing the cash.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said last week, the Houston-based ring broke into two ATMs in Minden – Carter Federal Credit Union and Citizens National Bank, both located on Homer Road.

“What we believe they are doing is stealing a vehicle in Houston, driving to their destination, stealing a second vehicle, robbing the ATMs and then using a third vehicle to get away,” Cropper said.

“They are tying chains to a truck to pull off the front of the ATM,” the chief added. “But they left a drawer in the back of the stolen truck – which was from Houston – and it had a large sum of money in it.”

Cropper said the group has hit ATMs across the state, including Bossier and Shreveport.

“We do have some leads,” he said. “But this a big ring from Houston, and they’ve done this all over the state.”

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