Theft of ATM machine under investigation

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BEEKMAN – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the recent burglary and theft of an ATM machine from a business in the Town of Beekman and warned business owners that more similar crimes may be attempted in the near future.

On Monday, August 2 at around 7 a.m., the sheriff’s office was called to a deli in the Town of Beekman for a report of an overnight burglary, and they found that the business had been broken into and the ATM machine had been stolen.

The suspects had forced entry into the deli with crowbars and once inside, removed the ATM machine.

Investigators are assessing surveillance footage of the incident.

Authorities said intelligence suggests the burglary may be related to similar crimes perpetrated by the out-of-state crime ring previously stealing cars and items from vehicles.

Based on that information, it is also believed that further thefts may be attempted in the near future so police said people should be alert and report any suspicious activity, make sure alarm and security systems are on and working properly, and have good lighting in and around the business.