Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fourth ATM stolen in a month -- Oakland, CA

The latest in a spate of ATM thefts in Oakland happened Thursday when someone stole a machine from a supermarket, police said.

The theft happened at 4:20 a.m. inside the Safeway store at the Lincoln Square shopping center at 4100 Redwood Road in the Oakland hills, said Officer Holly Joshi, a Police Department spokeswoman. The store was closed, but the thieves pried open the doors, police said.

Employees were in the store at the time, but apparently were in the back and did not see the theft. The amount of money stolen was not disclosed.

It was the fourth ATM theft in Oakland in the past month. Machines were stolen Sunday at a gas station on Fifth Street, March 4 at a laundry on College Avenue and Feb. 28 from a convenience store on MacArthur Boulevard, Joshi said.

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