Gresham Police seek would-be ATM thieves
Gresham Police are asking for tips to help find a trio of men who police said rammed a Jeep into the front doors at Mt. Hood Lanes bowling alley last month in a futile attempt to steal an automated teller machine.
The ATM was empty and the robbery was unsuccessful.
The incident occurred around 4:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the lanes at 2311 E. Powell Blvd.
"They did close to $50,000 worth of damage," said Donna Stewart, manager of Mt. Hood Lanes.
Stewart said the thieves did not steal anything from the business, but were apparently just after the ATM.
"Luckily none of the staff or janitors were in the building," Stewart said.
Stewart said police suspect the Jeep was stolen because a surveillance video shows them having trouble operating a winch on the vehicle.
Gresham Police posted some dark photos of the Jeep and the men on their Facebook page. The Jeep has four roof-mounted lights and the winch on the front.
The back of the vehicle has a sticker in the back window and a trailer hitch.
If you have information about this incident or the alleged thieves, Gresham Police ask you call Detective Cobb at 503-618-2365 or private message your contact information on Gresham Police's Facebook page.
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