By Hank Tester

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police are investigating after a bank’s ATM was ripped out of the ground.

It happened overnight at a Wells Fargo branch at NW 27th Avenue and 84th Street.

A crook – or crooks – pried the ATM off the traffic island.

“People do not want to go to work anymore. They will do anything they want to do,” said a man named “Danny.”

It’s not an unusual caper in this day and age.

What is different is the perpetrators did not get very far with the ATM.

Less than a block away, the very heavy machine was left on the edge of a shopping center parking lot.

CBS4’s Hank Tester noted there were ruts in the asphalt where the ATM Was dragged away from the bank.

An ATM technician arrived to open the cash vault, but it was a struggle.

The FBI is now handling the investigation.

Locals are fed up with crime in their neighborhood.

“There are too many of us that are honest and work for a living and this is outrageous,” said resident Candy Garrett.

At the end of the day, technicians were able to open the ATM and it turns out the crooks didn’t get away with any cash.

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