Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News
Dallas police are searching for six people who crashed a van into a business and apparently tried to steal the ATM early Thursday morning.
Dallas police are searching for six people who crashed a van into a business and tried to steal the ATM early Thursday morning.
Police said a white van crashed through the front glass of the PLS Check Cashing Store at 2101 S. Buckner Boulevard. Six men are believed to have been in the van when it drove through the business. Three men wearing masks, hoods and gloves entered the business after the crash. Investigators believe they were targeting the ATM.
Acccording to police, a female witness was at the business and protected behind bulletproof glass. She said the men who entered the business wore masks and that she could not provide a good description of them.
The men did not complete robbing the ATM, instead the group abandoned the vehicle and ran away from the scene. Police said they do not know if the men were armed.
The van that was driven into the check cashing business was stolen from the Two Podner's BBQ at 1441 RB Cullum on Aug. 12, according to police.
The men have not been found.
Police also believe the men may be linked to another attempted theft of an ATM at a Chase Bank in Fair Park where witnesses spotted a "big white van" 20 minutes before the crash at the check cashing business. At that scene, a witness said two men tried to remove the money box from the ATM but were unsuccessful and only damaged the machine. Those men fled prior to police arrival at the scene, reportedly in the white van.
The investigation into the incidents is ongoing.