PALMER PARK, Md. (WNEW) — Police in Prince George’s County are offering a reward for information leading to the suspects responsible for more than 25 ATMs thefts across the county over the past year.
Police say the string of thefts have increased at an alarming rate since last summer. Dating back to June 2013, police say there have been more than 70 attempted thefts of ATMs, 27 of which were successful.
During the 55 attempts that occurred at businesses when no one was inside, 21 ATMs were taken from the property while another four were broken into on site, police say.
There have been 16 attempts this year that occurred at businesses with people inside, six of which were successful in stealing the ATM. In one of these cases, a by-stander suffered minor injuries.
Police said these burglaries and robberies have been happening all over the county and similar incidents have been happening in other jurisdictions. They’re working with other police departments to determine if these cases are connected.
On Thursday, police offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case.
Anyone with information on the ATM thefts is asked to call the CID/Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905.