Last week, Texas police arrested eight individuals for an alleged ATM burglary case of over 50 automated teller machines (ATM) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
8 Arrested for ATM Burglary
Eight individuals have been arrested in connection with ATM Burglary, which involved burglarizing over 50 ATMs.
The Plano Police Department, in collaboration with members of the SWAT team, arrested the suspects while they were in the midst of stealing an ATM from a 7-Eleven store located on Fort Worth Drive in Denton, Texas.
The arrests took place at approximately 6 a.m. on June 1, Fox News reported.
The arrested suspects have been identified as Anthony Dewayne Turner, 29, of Dallas; Cortaveya Jean Jackson, 25, of Mesquite; Danaijay Jacoby Derrett, 24, of Dallas; Dominique Marquis Childress, 27, of Dallas; Joseph George Milton Turner, 29, of Dallas; Leroy Alvin Walls, 26, of Dallas; Louis Edward Coleman, 37, of DeSoto; and Marlon Briscoe, 24, of Dallas.
All eight suspects have been charged with second-degree theft related to the unlawful removal of ATMs and are currently being held in Denton County Jail.
ATM Burglary Investigation
The investigation of the ATM burglary incident expanded further as authorities scooped multiple instances of smash-and-grab incidents targeting ATMs throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The investigation gained momentum following an earlier incident on May 25, when an ATM burglary was reported at an ATM located on 14th Street in Plano.
During this particular ATM burglary, five suspects rammed a pickup truck into the front of the store, shattering the window.
Subsequently, they used a chain to forcefully remove the ATM from the premises, all while the store clerk helplessly watched from behind the counter. Although the exact amount of cash stolen remains unknown, the damage caused to the building is estimated to cost the business thousands of dollars in repairs.
Following the theft on May 25, detectives from the Plano Police Department received valuable information that led them to identify the suspects involved in the crime.
The stolen pickup truck used during the ATM burglary incident was found abandoned at a nearby apartment development and was later discovered to have been stolen from Garland, Texas.
This prompted a joint effort involving law enforcement agencies from Plano, Coppell, Dallas, Euless, Frisco, Garland, and Grapevine. The Department of Public Safety and the 7-Eleven Zone Asset Protection manager also provided assistance in the investigation.
The police were able to make significant progress in identifying the suspects and ATM burglary modus operandi. This led to the arrests of eight individuals who have been implicated in the string of ATM burglaries.