Three suspects donned in masks and gloves broke into the ATM/Automated Teller machine at Community National Bank in Lytle this past Monday, December 14. It happened in the early morning hours before daylight, according to Lytle PD Chief Richey Priest.
“It’s obvious that these people are professionals. They knew exactly what to do and how to do it. I am still in the process of reviewing the video, but supposedly they were in and out in less than 3 minutes. They used a heavy duty chain with tow hooks to pull it open..There were at least three suspects, and everyone had a particular job. It was certainly well planned out. It’s most likely some sort of crime ring that’s responsible.”
“The suspects then dumped the truck in the new Saddleridge Subdivision, where they had another vehicle waiting. The F-250 Dually truck that they used to break into the machine had been stolen in San Antonio previously,” Chief Priest stated.
It is unknown how much cash the crooks got away with, but he estimated it was “a substantial amount”. It’s been close to 2 years since Lytle has seen this sort of ATM break in occur, Priest said.
If anyone has any additional information, please contact Lytle PD.