Burglars take another ATM in Stamford
STAMFORD — A month after thieves stole an ATM out of a Glenbrook bodega, police say the same group returned early Thursday and took another ATM and tried to get a third before getting “spooked” and running off.
“This is an ongoing and fluid investigation,” Property Crimes Sgt. Sean Scanlon said. “I have four investigators out there and two forensic guys out in the field. We are collecting videos and talking to informants. This is a very active investigation.”
Scanlon declined to even say which businesses had been broken into because he said he did not want to tip the hand of his investigators by saying what they have or don’t have as part of the investigation into who the burglars are.
Scanlon said he believed the goal of the second business that was broken into was a another ATM, which was not taken from the premises.
Scanlon said the break-ins that occurred on Hamilton Avenue early in the morning on March 31, when an ATM was taken from the LaPlacita market, thousands in cash stolen from neighboring Tony and Skinny barber shop and Mama Rosa’s Latin & American Grill was broken into, were probably done by the same people.
“I think they are definitely connected and we are working with various different people to find out who they are,” Scanlon said.
Scanlon said he figures something worried the burglars when they attempted to get the third ATM.
“We are fairly sure they were looking to take that ATM but they got spooked off,” Scanlon said, possibly by a neighbor or passerby who saw the burglary in progress.
Scanlon said he was aware of ATM burglaries taking place all over the state. He said his investigators have reached out to other jurisdictions to see if they may have a line on who the thieves are.