ATM left in pieces after crooks try to steal it from Colorado Springs Walgreens

Police are investigating an attempted theft of an ATM at a Colorado Springs Walgreens.
Published: Feb. 20, 2023 at 10:55 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 21, 2023 at 4:49 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - An ATM was left in tatters after crooks tried steal it from a Walgreens Monday morning.

Police were called to the store at Circle and Airport before dawn, where they found what was left of the ATM, as well as a shattered front door. The door was being repaired when 11 News was on scene.

Hours later, the ATM remained next to the boarded-up front entrance and shattered glass covered the parking lot outside the doors. Customers walking by told 11 News they were shocked to see the extent of the damage.

“I was like, ‘Wow.’ I was surprised,” Teresa Ewien said. She went to the store to pick up a prescription, which she was told was delayed as she walked passed the damage. “Why steal an ATM?”

Another customer worked to figure out how this happened as he shopped.

“I heard that a truck ran through the front door and took out their ATM,” said Rick Abramson. “It’s a little shocking that it happened here.”

Colorado Springs police told 11 News they are searching for two men, but they do not have any suspect descriptions yet. They said they responded around 5 a.m. but that the building’s alarm didn’t go off for an hour.

A store manager at a grocery store across the street said she arrived to work early in the morning to find police both in the parking lot of the Walgreens, as well as the parking lot of the shopping center her store is in.

Police aren’t able to confirm this, or how the ATM ended up outside the building. They said they don’t know if any cash was taken.

When 11 News stopped by the Walgreens, the store was open. The company is not able to comment on the incident.

As of Monday evening, police said they are still investigating.