Ardmore police investigating local ATM burglary

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Ardmore police are searching for a suspect believed to have stolen a fork lift early Friday morning and destroyed a local ATM, taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPDATE: An estimated $100,000 was stolen from the ATM.

The Ardmore Police Department is investigating a incident in which an ATM at a local bank was found destroyed early Friday morning.

At approximately 5:52 a.m. on March 20, APD Sgt. Larry Payne said officers were called to the 2500 block of N. Commerce in reference to a burglary of an ATM.

Officers were able to determine that a single male suspect had allegedly stolen a fork lift from a nearby construction site and used it to ram the ATM.

According to police reports, the suspect left the scene in a vehicle that was parked close by with an estimated $100,000 stolen from the ATM. There are currently no descriptions of the suspect or his vehicle.

“At this time, I am working with the bank and other leads to identify the suspect,” Payne said.

On Monday, March 23, Payne said he will be working the case in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Ardmore Police Department at 580-223-1212.