“Dramatic” ATM heist caught on camera

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and locate suspects involved in an ATM theft.

During the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 8, Chesterfield officers responded to an alarm call at the BB&T Bank located at 5756 Hopkins Road. When officers arrived, they quickly discovered that someone had ripped the front panel from the ATM and taken money from inside.

There were at least two people involved in the theft. One suspect is described as wearing dark clothing, a dark mask and a dark-colored baseball hat. The van used in the crime was stolen, and the thieves abandoned the van shortly after the ATM theft.

Pictures from the ATM dramatically depict the event, and they can be seen in the Crime of the Week section of crimesolvers.net.

If you have information about any unsolved crime or wanted person in Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights, you may call Crime Solvers at 748-0660, submit a tip online at crimesolvers.net, or Text-A-Tip by texting “tip699” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). All three methods will keep you anonymous. If your tip helps solve a crime or catch a fugitive, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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