They did it again! ATM theft crew stole cash machine from 24-hour currency exchange overnight, Chicago police say

Thieves stole an ATM from the PL$ currency exchange, 1958 West Cermak, officials say. | Google

CHICAGO — For at least the third time this month and the second time this week, a group of thieves stole an ATM overnight from a business that was open and staffed by employees.

Chicago police said three men entered the PLS 24/7 currency exchange at 1958 West Cermak around 3:34 a.m. They picked up the business’ ATM, hauled it outside, and stuffed it into a white sedan, according to CPD.

The front glass of the store was broken during the theft.

A white sedan was also used by three masked men who stole the ATM from Citgo, 1745 West Foster, around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Earlier this month, a group of men backed a Jeep through the front glass of a 24-hour currency exchange in the South Loop and hauled away its ATM. Crews for the TV show Chicago Fire were preparing to film a scene in the 500 block of West Roosevelt as the smash-and-grab unfolded.

That theft was caught on video:

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