Thieve smash and grab ATM in central Saskatchewan

The RCMP in Saskatchewan are looking for four suspects who were caught on camera smashing their way into a hotel bar and stealing an ATM machine.

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Security cameras caught the brazen theft, which took place at about 5:20 a.m. on Dec. 27.

In the video footage, the thieves can be seen smashing the glass door of the Bella Vista Inn and Bar, and latching a rope from their truck onto the ATM that's anchored onto the floor.

After three pulls with their black Dodge Ram, they yank the ATM out of the bar and take off. The entire act took just six minutes, and no arrests have been made.

The bar's general manager, Judy Plag, said the thieves also took the time to vandalize the establishment.

"One of the suspects even had time to go into the bar and wipe off two shelves of alcohol, and throw it all over the floor," she told CTV Saskatoon.

The theft took place just four days after the bar hosted its biggest bash of the year. Every Dec. 23, the bar hosts a holiday homecoming.

Bar manager Samantha Bauer said the theft has brought down the morale of all the employees.

"It put a damper on everything that we had such a great 23rd and then this happens," she said.

The damage is still being calculated, but Plag said there were thousands of dollars inside the ATM. She thinks insurance will cover it, but her business will still take a hit as her deductible will go up.

"That's huge in this day and age, and with the economy the way it is," she said.

Anyone who has any information about the theft should contact police.

With a report from CTV Saskatoon's Sarah Plowman



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