ATM stolen from outside Lower East Side restaurant
Another ATM was stolen from outside a Manhattan business in a brazen before-dawn heist Tuesday, cops said.
Cops were called to the No Fun NYC Restaurant and Bar on Ludlow Street near Stanton Street on the Lower East Side just before 4:15 a.m., for an ATM that was “forcibly removed” from the front of the eatery, cops said.
It wasn’t clear how much money was inside the machine at the time, according to police. The facade of the adjacent property was also damaged during the incident, cops said. No suspects have been identified.
This latest theft comes only weeks after two thieves ripped an ATM out of the Yankee Deli & Grocery on Avenue C in the East Village, also in the wee hours of the morning.
Dramatic surveillance footage shows a white van back up to the deli around 4:35 a.m. August 14, with a rope or chain tied to something inside the store — yanking the machine out onto the street on the second attempt.
Days after that heist, Fernando Mateo of the United Bodegas Of America (UBA) said that the industry is seeing more and more such incidents.
“We have never witnessed anything like this before,” Mateo said. “It’s like out of a movie script, they must have seen this on TV.”
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