$100,000 theft: Granby Police seek help in ID’ing 3 who used dump truck to steal cash from ATM

Granby Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three people who allegedly used a dump truck to break into an PeoplesBank ATM machine on West State Street on Jan. 16. 

Granby Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three people who allegedly used a dump truck to break into an PeoplesBank ATM machine on West State Street on Jan. 16.  GRANBY POLICE

Staff Report

Published: 04-27-2024 5:47 PM

Modified: 04-27-2024 5:56 PM


GRANBY – Granby Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects who allegedly used a dump truck to steal $100,000 from a PeoplesBank stand-alone ATM machine in January. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 1:26 a.m., police responded to 77 West State St. for a report that the ATM had just been broken into. When officers arrived, they spoke with a witness who said that a white Ford dump truck had pulled up to the ATM and three individuals exited the truck, police said in a statement posted Friday on its website. The three individuals were able to open the ATM and connect chains to it.

One of the parties then reentered the truck and accelerated forward, causing the ATM rip open, police said. The other two individuals collected the “cash boxes” from the ATM before getting in the passenger side of the truck. The truck then sped away.

A short time later, the truck was found abandoned approximately a half mile away. Police said the truck had been reported stolen from South Hadley the previous night. The suspects left behind the truck, crow bars, and chains that had been used to break into the ATM.

Through communications with other local police departments, Granby Police discovered that the same truck unsuccessfully attempted to break into the Berkshire Bank ATM on Shaker Road in East Longmeadow at 11:04 p.m. the same night. The truck was then seen on Main Street in Indian Orchard a short time later.

In reviewing security footage of the incident, police said it appears that the truck was being followed by a small dark colored SUV.

The Granby Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in attempting to identify the individuals involved in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Granby Police Department at 413-467-9222

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