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Stolen ATM Machine Recovered; Burglary Suspect Arrested

Associated Press

May 27, 2010

PRUNEDALE — Monterey County sheriff’s deputies found a stolen van wrecked with a stolen ATM and a crowbar inside on Prunedale Road early Wednesday and tied the crash to a burglary at a nearby liquor store and a second crime in Morgan Hill, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department reported.

A San Leandro man has been arrested in connection with the incident, according to deputies.

Kevin Bazar, 27, and a second man allegedly used a crow bar to break into the store, on the 8000 block of San Miguel Canyon Road in Prunedale, around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. They attached a tow strap to the ATM and yanked the ATM off the floor by pulling it with the van, deputies reported.

But they crashed the van down the road and fled. The tow strap was still attached to the van’s hitch and wrapped around the ATM machine, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Bazar was arrested later in the same area. The second burglar, described as a white man in his 20s wearing a hooded sweatshirt, remains at-large.

The burglary is similar to an incident earlier Wednesday in Morgan Hill. Detectives are investigating the connection.

Also, the white 1999 Ford E-150 van had been reported stolen from San Jose, deputies said.


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    devvon

    almost 3 years ago

    30 Comments

    That's the world we live in, if these burglars dared to steal an atm machine then what to expect from them when they steal from someone's house? Thank God for home safes, they induce me a better sense of security. Let's hope I'll never have to speak about my personal home safe in this context.

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    MAYES969

    about 4 years ago

    3608 Comments

    This is funny. I am a LEO and I own a small ATM business. This is actually a pretty rare occurance.

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    their driver from the other ATM theft must have called out sick. LOL

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    KAICHARESE

    about 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    haha, nothing suprises me anymore though

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    fernandez

    about 4 years ago

    144 Comments

    WOW

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    It all makes sense now I was just there and saw the damage to the store. lol, job security is all I got to say.

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    rsironron

    about 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    What a moron.

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    about 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    LOL

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42138 Comments

    Well of course if you're going to steal an ATM, you have to steal the vehicle too!!!

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    wiseass0282

    about 4 years ago

    10984 Comments

    See what happens when you try to hurry. Gotcha !

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