December 4, 2023

Police in California are looking Wednesday for 2 suspects seen on surveillance video attempting to make use of a forklift to steal a financial institution’s drive-thru ATM. 

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Workplace says it’s providing a reward of as much as $1,000 for info resulting in the arrest of these behind the incident at a Secure Credit score Union on Watt Avenue in North Sacramento on Aug. 2. 

Footage launched by police begins with an unidentified particular person driving a forklift into one of many lanes for the financial institution’s drive-thru ATM.  

Because the forklift strikes off digital camera, a white pickup truck is seen backing up into the realm. 


A forklift operator is seen driving right into a financial institution ATM at a Secure Credit score Union in North Sacramento on Aug. 2. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Workplace Workplace/Physique Cams+/TMX)

The forklift driver then re-emerges and is seen crashing into the ATM, knocking it over on its facet. 

Earlier than the video ends, the forklift operator impales the ATM – inflicting sparks to fly – whereas attempting to maneuver it within the path of the ready truck 

“After the suspect working the forklift knocked the ATM off of its platform, they finally loaded it within the mattress of the pickup truck,” the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned. 

“The second suspect drove away with it; however in the course of the course of their ‘getaway,’ the ATM machine fell out of the truck in the midst of Watt Avenue, inflicting an unrelated site visitors crash,” police added. “Each suspects fled the scene and have but to be recognized or positioned.” 

FOX Enterprise has reached out to Secure Credit score Union for remark. 

The incident occurred simply days after a pair of males managed to flee police after they have been caught attempting to tear away a Financial institution of America ATM with their pickup truck in Hingham, Massachusetts. 

The 2 males had fixed a sequence onto the drive-up ATM on July 28 and have been trying to tear it away, police mentioned.  


Forklift knocks over ATM at California bank

The collision knocked the North Sacramento financial institution ATM over. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Workplace Workplace/Physique Cams+/TMX)

When police arrived, the boys shortly vacated the premises and jumped into their white 2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT.  

Officers shortly tried to pursue the pickup truck, however the suspects managed to evade arrest after ditching the car. 

Police mentioned that no cash was stolen from that Financial institution of America ATM, nevertheless the machine was severely broken from the tried theft. 

Weeks earlier, a brazen trio additionally was caught on video ripping an ATM out of a Philadelphia grocery retailer utilizing a stolen U-Haul truck, authorities mentioned. 

The suspects backed the stolen U-Haul field truck to the entrance doorways of the shop and hooked a sequence to the ATM within the retailer’s vestibule, in accordance with police. 

Sparks fly as forklift impales bank ATM

Sparks are seen flying because the forklift impales the ATM as it’s mendacity on the bottom exterior the Secure Credit score Union in northern California. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Workplace Workplace/Physique Cams+/TMX)


The truck and ATM later have been recovered, nevertheless it’s unclear how a lot money was stolen. 

FOX Enterprise’ Sarah Rumpf-Whitten and Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.