Lufkin Police are investigating a break in of the ATM machine at Angelina Savings Bank located at 1721 Tulane Drive.  According to a media release, at 4:16 a.m., LPD received an alarm call from the bank. An officer arrived on the scene to find that the ATM had been broken into.

Bank surveillance video shows a dark-colored pickup pull into the parking lot at 4:14 a.m. In the video, two people are seen exiting the passenger side of the truck and approaching the ATM with some kind of pry bars. Both suspects had their faces covered and appeared to be wearing gloves. After a few seconds the ATM lid opens and the camera no longer shows anything.

The officer also noticed that in the video as the truck backed up to the ATM, it appeared that there was a chain hanging over the bed of the truck. The truck pulled the door off of the ATM and exited across the grass. The vehicle appeared to have made a U-turn and left northbound on Medford.

At 7:05 a.m., Lufkin Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1100 block of Harmony Hill Drive. An officer arrived to find a pickup parked and running in the middle of the road. It was the vehicle used in the ATM burglary. There was still a chain attached to the back of the truck. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Diboll.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information can call the Department at 936-633-0356 or 936-639-TIPS. Surveillance video is expected to be made available for release next week.

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