Two men stole an ATM from a closed Barrow County convenience store after backing their truck through the front glass doors during the early morning hours on Monday.
The incident took place at the Chevron on Highway 53 South at the University Parkway at approximately 5:30 a.m.
The ATM, recovered in Jackson County the following morning, is now in the possession of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office and being processed for evidence.
According to Lt. Matt Guthas, the Sheriff’s Office has identified two persons of interest and is attempting to locate and interview them. No arrests warrants have been issued at this time nor are names being disclosed.
The machines, which have several security measures installed, heavy — generally requiring two people to move them. Some ATMs are bolted to the ground for added security but this one was not. Generally, these machines are not easily entered without using tools, and the suspects did forcefully enter the machine and remove the contents.
“The Sheriff’s Office is not disclosing the value of currency that was taken at this time as it may jeopardize the status of the investigation,” said Guthas. “This information may be of use in the future when identifying suspects and conducting interviews; thus it is not being disclosed.”
Two photos taken from the store’s security system show the vehicle used in the theft and blurry pictures of the two suspects who are believed to be white males.
Anyone who may recognize the suspects or who has information about this incident should contact the Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, at 770-307-3080, ext. 3083.
More information will be released when it becomes available.