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Suspects in stolen truck try to steal ATM from Sunflower Bank in Pueblo

ATM theft in Pueblo
ATM Theft in Pueblo
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Posted at 12:16 PM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 08:15:42-04

PUEBLO — Pueblo Police are investigating the attempted theft of an ATM from the Sunflower Bank branch near the intersection of Northern Ave and Pueblo Blvd in the southwest portion of the city.

According to police, the suspect or suspects were in a stolen dark-colored extended cab Ford 350 pickup when they used a tow rope to yank the ATM off a pedestal at the branch.

The machine was then dragged down the road, leaving debris in front of many businesses around the intersection before it was left in front of the Dollar Tree on Northern Ave.

Officers briefly pursued the truck before the suspect hit 90 miles an hour and the pursuit was canceled. An officer last saw the truck heading northbound on I-25.

The truck is described as having a missing tailgate and tape over the driver-side rear window. These are photos of the actual truck from Pueblo Police Department dashcam videos.

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Pueblo Police are looking for this Ford F350 in connection with an attempted ATM theft on June 28, 2022.

Officers located the truck driving in the area of W. Pueblo Blvd and Lake Ave at approximately 3:30 p.m. when the vehicle stopped in a business's parking lot.

As officers were establishing a perimeter, the vehicle's occupants were able to escape. Civilians notified officers that the suspects carjacked a 70-year-old woman in a parking lot across the street.

The suspects then led officers on a 20-minute pursuit through Pueblo.

Officers attempted to end the pursuit with stop sticks but they were not effective.

Occupants in the vehicle pointed at least one firearm out the window and began firing at officers while driving.

One officer returned fire in an attempt to stop the suspect.

The suspect continued south of Pueblo to Mile Marker 86 where a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) was used to disable the vehicle.

All three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody on the scene.

Two occupants of the vehicle were injured and were transported to the hospital. The third occupant wasn't injured.

Officers involved in the incident were not injured but were placed on administrative leave per standard protocol.

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