Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Texas ATM theft ring busted

Toby Perkins, Thomas Ortega and Angel LopezSeven people are in custody for a crime spree authorities say began in March. Cops say the suspects successfully got away with an ATM machine after ramming a truck into the Precinct 6 courthouse building. The suspects returned a month later, this time to the Precinct 2 courthouse, where they were unsuccessful. Three days later, the suspects returned once again, but by then, the credit union had emptied the ATM. The group hit up county buildings six times in six weeks, causing more than $200,000 in damages and banking out with about $60,000 cash from the ATMs.
The group was arrested Tuesday morning when police say they caught them in the act.