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Stolen ATM, truck found in wooded area of Fort Mill


Investigators in York County say an ATM and a truck that were stolen from a Fort Mill bank have been found, but the people responsible are still on the loose.

The incident was reported March 12 at the TD Bank on the 100 block of Stone Village Drive, according to a report from the York County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived to the bank they noticed the drive thru ATM was missing and a large orange fork lift was still running near where the machine used to be.

The forklift's access panel under the steering wheel had been tampered with and hot-wired, according to the report.

The landscaping in the area had also been damaged where the forklift ran over it.

Video from security cameras at the bank shows that someone had used the forklift to break the ATM loose from its foundation and load it into the bed of a pick-up truck.

The truck, officials later said, was stolen.

Once it was loaded into the pick-up, the thief, dressed in all dark clothing, got off the fork lift and jumped into the truck.

Detectives say that truck, a 1997 C1500 Chevrolet, dark blue in color with chrome wheels, was found in a wooded area off Vista Road, less than three miles away, about a week after the theft.

The ATM was in the wooded area with the stolen truck. Officials have not said whether the thieves were able to take the money from the machine.

The stolen ATM was valued at $300,000 with another $20,000 in U.S. cash inside of it, according to the report.

No arrest has been made in the case. Anyone with information should call police immediately.

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