What Was Gone in Seconds From One Convenience Store
(Cordova) A smash and grab at a convenience store in Cordova was over in less than ten seconds and it was all captured on camera.
In this case, the thieves were after an ATM at the Walnut Grover Market near Shelby Farms.
Doug Ballinger, the owner of the store, was shocked to see how fast the crooks were in and out of his store.
He says it’s obvious they’ve done it before.
“They are professionals. They knew what they were doing. They have probably been here. We’ve probably rung them up and talked to them,” said Ballinger.
Cameras inside the store captured the ATM theft.
In the video, you can see a red pickup truck circle the parking lot and then back into the front doors at a high rate of speed.
In less than 10 seconds the driver and passenger rip the ATM out of the store, throw it into the bed of their truck and drive off.
The thieves were wearing hoods, mask and gloves, but Ballinger is still hoping someone might recognize something that will help police catch them.
He says there was a couple thousand dollars inside the ATM. He estimates the damage to his store at around $3,000.
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