MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Some enterprising thieves used a piece of construction equipment to steal an ATM from a bank drive-thru in Hialeah.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
The ATM was sitting in the most outer drive-thru lane at a Bank of America branch at 1001 E 9th Street. Around 3 a.m., machine was literally ripped from its foundation by a forklift, causing substantial damage to a support for the overhang.
When police arrived the engine of the forlift was still running, it has been ‘hot wired’.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Using a tracking device in the machine, police were able to get a general location of where it was located.
They quickly set up a perimeter around an area centered at SE 10th Avenue and 5th Street.
The ATM was recovered, police say there was no loss of any money.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Captain Javier Ortiz Relieved Of Duty
Police have confirmed that the forklift was taken from a McDonald’s across the street the bank, the restaurant is currently undergoing renovations. The restaurant’s surveillance cameras were not in operation at the time because of the construction.