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: