Workers loaded a damaged ATM from Clearview Federal Credit Union along Mckees Rocks Road in Kennedy Township after police say two suspects tried to haul it away in a white van around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
“The good news is no one was injured and all money is saved. As of now, it’s in the hands of local authorities and we’re working closely with them,” said Clearview Federal Credit Union Spokesperson Erin Forrester.
Kennedy Township police spent several hours combing the scene for any evidence left behind by the suspects. A key part of the investigation is a white van, which appeared to be their getaway vehicle. It was left on scene, along with the ATM. At some point, the suspects decided to flee.
The attempted theft temporarily shut down business in the drive-thru.
“It happened in the morning. Everything has been cleared out and we will open for our members today,” said Forrester.
The van towed from the scene belongs to a church in Stowe Township. Police are contacting the church to see if it was stolen.
Earlier, shortly after 1:30 a.m., police say someone also tried to open the ATM at a Clearview branch in Moon Township.
Cones are sitting in the drive-thru lanes, showing the machine is damaged and not working. Detectives from Moon Township and Kennedy Township are working together to see if there’s a connection between the attempted thefts.
Clearview Federal Credit Union managers want members to know their money is safe and secure.
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