SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say they have a “person on interest” in custody in connection with the theft of an ATM from a North Side bank.
They made the arrest within an hour or so after the Monday morning theft.
Police originally were called to the Chase Bank at the corner of Jones-Maltsberger Road and Thousand Oaks for a robbery in progress around 3:45 a.m.
When officers arrived, they noticed the entire ATM had been taken from the bank’s drive-thru.
They were able to follow a path of drag marks in the grass and street and found the stolen machine just down the street, still attached to a pickup with a chain.
It appears the thieves had been driving the truck with the ATM dragging behind them.
Police say they received a tip about a second vehicle involved and later found that vehicle at an apartment complex across town, on Jackson-Keller Road.
They took the driver of that vehicle into custody as a “person of interest.”
Officers said they were still looking for several other people in connection with the ATM theft.