FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Author: Lt. Alan Piombo
Date: February 27, 2017 1:13 PM
Case Number: SR17-01619

Two Suspects Wanted in ATM Heist

On Sunday, February 26, at 5:55 pm, San Rafael Police Department officers responded to a suspicious circumstance in the parking lot at 1221 Andersen Drive, San Rafael.  Two male subjects in a newer model white Lexus SUV entered the lot and were seen tampering with a trailer.  One of the subjects was described as bearing a tan hoodie sweatshirt.  The suspects fled the area in the vehicle, but without the trailer.

On 2/27/2017 at 0222 hours, San Rafael Police Department officers responded to a commercial burglary alarm at the Marin Airporter, 1081 Andersen Drive, San Rafael. Upon arrival, the officers saw major damage to the main entry of the building.  A large pedestrian ramp and metal stairs were ripped away from the building and the main entry doors were damaged.  There was additional damage to furniture in the lobby.  The independently owned and operated ATM was missing from the lobby area.

Surveillance video showed a newer model white SUV entered the parking lot and backed up to the front of the building.  One suspect exited the passenger side of the vehicle and forced entry to the building.  The suspect was wearing a tan hoodie sweatshirt and blue latex type gloves.  Once inside the building the suspect attached a rope or cable to the ATM then ran back out to the awaiting vehicle.  The suspect vehicle drove forward and forcibly pulled the ATM from the building, which caused damage to the building and metal stair and ramp structure.  The vehicle then backed up to the ATM machine and at least one of the suspects loaded the machine into the back of the suspect vehicle.

On 02/27/2017, at 1130 hours, the ATM was recovered in Richmond, CA.  The associated ATM loss and the value of the structural damage are not known at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.





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Last Modified: February 27, 2017 4:21 EST (by Holm)










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