Suspects rip ATMs from local stores
EASTON — Maryland State Police, Easton Barracks, are asking for the public’s help in finding the individuals responsible for stealing two ATM machines in Dorchester County and Queen Anne’s County.
“We need help to identify these guys,” Lt. Prendi Garcia said. “These kinds of things the public can really help us with. Sometimes these individuals stop for gas, or food and they may have been spotted by someone in our community.”
Police received a call about 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, from the Dorchester 911 Center advising of a glass breakage alarm at a convenience store in Cambridge.
Investigators from the Easton Barracks and state police crime scene technicians responded to the scene to process it for evidence and continue the investigation.
Police said the investigation revealed two suspects had forced their way into the Pep-Up Gas Station, located at 2910 Ocean Gateway in Cambridge. The suspects were able to access the store by breaking the glass in one of the front doors to the building.
The suspects, who were wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves, backed a dark colored pickup truck up to the store, hooked a chain or rope to the ATM machine and pulled it out through the front door.
About 35 to 45 minutes prior to the Cambridge call, police believe the same suspects committed the exact same crime at a Shore Stop located at 100 Main Street in Stevensville.
The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and is handling the investigation.
Police believe the possible suspect vehicle involved in both crimes is a dark Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Garcia said that if anyone has seen a vehicle fitting the description to please contact either the MSP or the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
“Anything that could help us would be awesome,” Garcia said. “If you think you have something recorded, or a picture, or just something you seen that was suspicious, and you think it is important, please let us know. It might help us to catch these guys.”
Garcia said anyone with information is urged to call the Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101 or the Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Office at 410-758-0770.
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On Sunday Oct. 8, MSP police, Easton Barrack’s are investigating a stolen ATM machine from Pep-Up Gas Station, located at 2910, Ocean Gateway Cambridge.
On Sunday Oct. 8, MSP police, Easton Barrack’s are investigating a stolen ATM machine from Pep-Up Gas Station, located at 2910, Ocean Gateway Cambridge. Pictured above is the front door the suspects used to enter the building and steal the ATM.