1 person in custody after theft of money machine from North Side bank

Group removed ATM, abandoned it nearby

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.

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.


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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

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