Bandits in Stolen Van Nab $8K from LES Bodega in ATM Heist

Posted on: November 12th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

Photo: Clayton Patterson

Two men in a stolen van made off with thousands of dollars from a stolen bodega ATM on the Lower East Side earlier this month, cops said.

The unidentified bandits approached the SX Deli at Rivington and Essex Streets in the early morning hours of November 2. Surveillance footage shows them attaching a chain to the ATM, then driving a white van to forcibly remove. Once free, the team loaded the bounty onto the vehicle and drove westbound on Rivington Street.

Photo: Clayton Patterson

The money machine, valued at approximately $2,000, contained $8,300 in cash.

Police also say that the van was reported stolen from GH Construction in Brooklyn.

Photo: Clayton Patterson

The ATM box remains a preferred target of robbers during these pandemic times. Especially in Hell Square, which has seen an influx of such crimes.

Earlier this year, police collared a father-son team for a string of ATM heists on the Lower East Side, including from outside El Sombrero and No Fun.

Photo: Clayton Patterson

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