Thieves 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.

See Full Article

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



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Immigrants who gain citizenship narrows the economic gap: U.S. census

    World News CTV News
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that citizenship appears to narrow the economic gap between the foreign-born and native-born in the United States. The 2018 figures released Monday offer a view of immigrants' education, wealth, and the jobs they work in. Source
  • Detained U.S. immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

    World News CTV News
    LOS ANGELES -- Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday demanding adequate medical care and treatment and accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. Source
  • Customer shoots Taco Bell worker through a drive-up window

    World News CTV News
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Police in Oklahoma City are searching for a man who they say shot a Taco Bell employee through the drive-through window. The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday at a Taco Bell near Northwest 23rd Street and North May Avenue. Source
  • Campers forced out of northern B.C. park after August snowstorm damages trees

    Canada News CTV News
    A mid-August snowstorm forced a northern B.C. campground to close over the weekend due to safety issues. Snow fell over parts of the province on Sunday, including on the Alaska Highway near the Yukon border. Source
  • Canadian focusing on memories shared with her slain fiance: New Zealand police

    Canada News CTV News
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Police in New Zealand say a grieving Canadian woman is focusing on the memories she shared with her Australian fiance before he was murdered Friday in a seemingly random attack. Waikato police say in a statement that the woman, identified by Canadian sources as Nova Scotia native Bianca Buckley, is getting support from police and victim services as she gathers her thoughts on the times she shared with her fiance, Sean McKinnon. Source
  • U.S. extends ban on passports for North Korea travel

    World News CTV News
    WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is extending a ban on the use of U.S. passports for travel to North Korea for another year. A State Department notice released Monday says the ban will remain in place until Aug. Source
  • U.S. extends temporary sales permit to Huawei for 90 days

    World News CBC News
    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday that the United States will extend by 90 days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei. The U.S. government blacklisted the Chinese technology giant in May, deeming it a national security risk and restricting sales of U.S. Source
  • Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

    World News CTV News
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria's Secret catalogue. Source
  • Canadian sprint canoeist Laurence Vincent-Lapointe tests positive for banned substance

    Canada News CBC News
    Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, Que., will not compete at this week's canoe sprint world championships in Szeged, Hungary after failing an out-of-competition doping test in late July and has been provisionally suspended, pending the outcome of her case. Source
  • Ohio man charged over alleged threat to Jewish community centre

    World News CBC News
    Police say a man accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish centre in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges. New Middletown police say they arrested 20-year-old James Reardon, Jr. Source