Attempted theft of ATM machine in Greenwich

August 20, 2018

GREENWICH — A criminal trend of breaking into automated teller machines has come to Greenwich.

At Greenwich Plaza on Railroad Avenue around 4 a.m. on Thursday, a man attempted to break into a cash machine there, according to police. A security guard in the area responded to the commotion, and the thief ran off.

“There have been a lot of ATM burglaries in the area,” said police Lt. John Slusarz.

The machine was damaged, but entry was unsuccessful, according to police. A crowbar may have been used to force open the machine.

In Milford, an ATM machine was stolen last month. Another ATM was reported stolen in Middlefield earlier this month.

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