PALESTINE (KYTX) – The Palestine Police Department is investigating a ATM theft that occurred early Saturday morning.

Police responded to an alarm at about 5:30 a.m. at Prosperity Bank, located at 1015 North Church Street. Upon arrival, they found that an ATM had been stolen from the drive-thru area of the bank.

Surveillance video shows a suspect using an industrial model yellow Hyundai oversized fork lift to ram the machine and dislodge it from its supports. He then loaded the machine onto the forklift and left, heading southbound on Mallard Street.

No arrests have yet been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Palestine Police Department is asking for assistance from the public for additional leads. Citizens may reach the Palestine PD at (903)729-2254, may submit an anonymous tip using TIP411 (PalPD Tips on Android or Apple Devices). Citizens may also call CrimeStoppers at (903)729-TIPS.


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