Auburn Hills Police Looking for Car/ATM Thieves

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(Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, Jan. 8, 2016)

 

Auburn Hills, MI – Undoubtedly you have seen or read about ATM thefts using stolen vehicles to ram buildings in other cities.  It is not a form of crime we have seen here until now.  In the last 30 days we had 1 attempt and one successful theft of a machine at the Stadium Party Store, Opdyke and Pontiac.  Other cities near us are experiencing the same problem.

On Jan. 5 at about 0300 we had an attempted theft of a 2007 Dodge Durango in the area of Adams and Auburn Rd. The vehicle owner interrupted the theft and observed two subjects attempting to break into the vehicle both wearing hoodies. One subject was holding a flashlight and crowbar.  The subjects got into a beige Suburban and fled the area. The only thing the owner could say about a plate on the suburban 711adAPPis that it was a white background with the blue stripe. Shortly after this there was an attempted theft of an ATM in Rochester Hills at Auburn & Adams Rd.

Detectives have met with other cities’ investigators to share information and develop a plan to put a stop to this.  This is highly unusual and we want to put a stop to it asap.

These events are happening in the early morning hours-the vehicle is stolen and immediately used to hit a location. We need you to be alert and call us if you see or hear anything you consider suspicious.

Give us a chance to catch these thieves.

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