Thieves rip out ATM with forklift at Hialeah bank

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - An ATM was ripped from the ground at a Hialeah bank, which has sparked an investigation by police.

Police responded to the scene overnight, Monday, at the Bank of America located along East 10th Avenue and Ninth Street.

According to Hialeah Police, the subjects used a forklift to yank out the ATM before loading it into another vehicle. Upon their arrival, officers found the lift with the engine still running.

Police said the ATM was recovered shortly afterwards, and it was still intact with the money still inside.

“It’s incredible,” said one man. “I don’t know how they could do that.”

It appears the forklift may have been taken from a nearby McDonald’s undergoing renovations, just a couple hundred feet away from the bank. It has since been returned.

“This is very interesting because I never felt that this area would have this kind of problems,” said another man.

Officials are hoping that someone who saw something will say something.

If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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