Police investigating attempted break-in of North Side ATM

Officers were called to Chase Bank near Loop 1604, Blanco Road

SAN ANTONIO – A North Side Chase bank ATM is out of order and is pretty banged up after police say three people attempted to pull it out of a bank drive-thru early Monday morning.

Around 4:15 am, police said they were called by witnesses to the Chase bank on Loop 1604 and Blanco Road after three suspects in face masks tried to hook up the money machine to their truck.

After several attempts to rip the ATM from the concrete, the masked suspects tried to break into the money safe inside the ATM, but those efforts were unsuccessful as well.

A preliminary police report said the suspects took off soon after their attempts did not work, leaving a gold tote chain behind and crow bar on the ground next to it. A crime scene investigator was dusting the machine for prints and seen lifting whatever prints were found.

The investigator also took pictures and measurements, but the biggest clues will come from a video surveillance camera that hung above the ATM, so police can get information on the truck used and a better description of the three suspects.

About the Authors:

Sarah Acosta is a weekend Good Morning San Antonio anchor and a general assignments reporter at KSAT12. She joined the news team in April 2018 as a morning reporter for GMSA and is a native South Texan.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.