On June 21, at 5:38 am, an ATM at the Sunflower Bank headquarters located at 3025 Cortland was broken into. The incident was brought to the attention of officers by a passerby who noticed a truck hooked up to an ATM that looked damaged. Law enforcement officers responded to the scene and discovered a green Dodge 2500 pickup truck with a tow chain attached to its rear axle near the severely damaged ATM.
The ATM suffered severe damage estimated at $50,000, similar to other recent incidents of a comparable nature, indicating a potential pattern of criminal activity. The subjects managed to gain access to the ATM and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Furthermore, it was determined that the Dodge pickup truck found at the scene had been reported stolen from the 2000 block of Caywood. The registered owner informed officers that the vehicle had been parked in their driveway and was taken sometime after 1 am. Despite being locked, the subjects somehow gained entry into the vehicle and punched the ignition.
During the course of their investigation, officers uncovered an attempted vehicle theft in a driveway of the 2800 block of Melanie. In this instance, a blue 2005 F-250 truck belonging to a Salina man was found to have had intruders manage to gain entry to the vehicle, but it was not moved from its parked location. Similar to the stolen Dodge pickup, the ignition of the truck had been punched.