Destructive ATM theft at Federal Way market caught on camera

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — An ATM theft that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to a Federal Way market early Saturday is seen on crystal-clear video recorded by surveillance cameras.

At 3:30 a.m., video provided by the store owner shows a truck back up to the glass doors of the Valley Harvest International Market at 28855 Military Rd. S. A man wearing a balaclava-type mask breaks out a pane of glass, climbs inside the store and puts a tow strap around an ATM that is out of the camera’s view.

The truck then pulls forward, but the strap never appears to tighten. The driver then backs up into the storefront, knocking the automatic doors off their track.

A second masked man then appears. Both men pull the ATM from the store, remove the tow strap and load the machine into the back of the truck before pulling away.

The store owner told KIRO 7 the estimated damage is about $50,000.

According to Valley Harvest’s owner, a new camera system had recently been installed and the men, truck and its license plate can be seen clearly.

The store, which is locally owned and run by a father-son team, is open for business despite its doors being boarded up while awaiting replacement glass.