Thief steals ATM from convenience store

By: Lauren Fabrizi

Lincoln Police are looking for whoever’s responsible for burglarizing a local convenience shop early Sunday morning.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. at the C Station on 1120 S. Coddington Avenue.

“There was glass all over the parking lot,” Ramon Reyes, the asst. general manager said, referring to what he saw when he arrived to open up the store. “The ATM hood was sitting here in our parking lot.”

“It’s a shock, we weren’t expecting that at all,” Waleed Talia, the general manager, said.

Police said the suspect or suspects broke the front window of the shop, then got away with the safe box from an ATM inside. 

“I’ve worked here five years, and nothing like this has ever happened,” Reyes said.

Talia said the surveillance cameras didn’t catch any video because an early morning storm caused a power outage.

“And apparently they took advantage of this, and went in there and got the ATM,” he said.

Police estimate about $10,000 in damage to the machine and another $2,000 to the windows. 

Talia said a lot of people take out money on Friday and Saturday nights.

“That thing is almost drained,” he said. “So I don’t think it was worth anything.”

It’s unknown how much cash was inside the ATM.

Police don’t have any suspects. The investigation is ongoing.