Thief dragging ATMs out of Las Vegas businesses with truck, police say

LAS VEGAS — This is not the way to get money out of an ATM.

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Police in Las Vegas are searching for a man who is breaking into businesses and stealing ATMs or safes by looping a rope around them and then dragging them out of the buildings with his truck, authorities said.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the brazen burglar is responsible for four theft across the Las Vegas Valley since the end of October, KLAS reported.

The pickup truck used to take the ATMs or safes is believed to be a silver or gray, two-door Chevrolet Silverado that was built between 2007 and 2012, KNTV reported.

In a video released by the police department on Thursday, a man can be seen entering a business through a broken window on a door. He then ties a strap or rope around the ATM, KLAS reported. The rope is already attached to a truck that he gets in and drives off, ripping a large hole in the wall of the business.

Police did not provide specific locations of the thefts, according to the television station.