Update on ATM Attempted Theft
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 14 2013 12:44 PM
ATM Theft Attempt, Timeline:
January 12, 2013 3:00 p.m. Four suspects leave Atlanta traveling to Dothan in a van rented from the Atlanta airport.
Between arrival in Dothan and 4:00 a.m. January 13, 2013;
Suspects steal a white pick up from Colony Square Apartments and take it to a barn on Headland Avenue where the truck bed is stripped of the toolbox and tools creating more space in the bed.
Suspects steal a forklift from the 4700 block of Ross Clark Circle.
January 13, 2013 4:23 a.m. alarm activation at 4203 Ross Clark Circle prompts police response which leads to traffic stop, flight of two felons and police foot pursuit of suspects which continues through early morning hours.
On January 13, 2013 at 4:23 a.m. an alarm activation was received at Regions Bank Security Center with a notification of an ATM offline at Regions Bank located at 4203 Ross Clark Circle. The alarm was passed on to Dothan Police by members of the security firm who were simultaneously pulling live video from the location. Upon a review of the live feed, the security company gave updated information to dispatch that a forklift and white pick up truck were on the premises and the ATM machine was lying on its’ side. Police arrived quickly on scene and located the forklift and ATM machine, however the truck was gone. Police immediately saturated the area and began searching for the vehicle. An alert patrolman in the area noticed a white van traveling very slowly in the 3200 block of Headland Avenue and decided to further investigate the suspicious nature in which the vehicle was being driven. Upon his approach, he saw what appeared to be at least two people running from the vehicle and made a felony traffic stop on the van, detaining the remaining two occupants, Devin Terry and Shayla Thompson.