PONTIAC, MI – On Monday January 24th, 2021, Oakland County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Chief Financial Credit Union located at 790 Joslyn Road on the report of a larceny from an ATM.
Upon arrival Deputies found that the Credit Union’s stand-alone ATM had been pried open and that parts of the damaged ATM were on the ground. The manager stated to deputies that a very large sum of cash was missing from the ATM. An employee had received an alarm notification from the alarm company but decided to not have the alarm company notify the Sheriff’s Office as they had experienced several false alarms.
Deputies tracked footwear impressions in the snow from the Credit Union to an abandoned house in the 600 block of Lebaron Avenue. The shoe impressions ended near fresh tire impressions where a vehicle had been parked.
The Credit Union’s security camera video revealed that 4 subjects all dressed in black with hoods had approached the ATM at 10:05 PM the night of 1-25-21 setting the alarm off and then left. The same four subjects returned approximately one hour later and broke into the ATM obviously waiting nearby to see if there would be a response from patrol cars. When there was none they pried open the ATM. The pick up truck seen in the video was not involved and appears to be a customer who was using the ATM. The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There is a $1,000 cash reward if it leads to an arrest and you will remain anonymous. The Credit Union will match the $1,000 from Crime Stoppers for a total of $2,000 reward.