SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Thieves tried but failed to steal cash machines in three San Diego neighborhoods Wednesday.
The targeted ATMs were dinged up but left behind in three attempts over several hours, police said.
About 5:45 a.m., two men used a U-Haul truck to try to drag an ATM outside a gas station in the 3500 block of National Avenue in the Mountain View area, SDPD Sgt. Ray Battrick said. When the rope tied to the machine broke, they fled, he said.
An hour later, a passer-by found an ATM on its side in the 4200 block of Camino de la Plaza in San Ysidro, according to Battrick. Security video showed a truck -- also a U-Haul rental -- had pulled the machine from its base, after which the thieves left empty-handed, apparently unable to get the device into the vehicle or get at the money inside.
Just before 7 a.m., a burglar alarm went off at a business in the 4400 block of Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa. Responding police officers found a broken chain near an ATM that someone had tried in vain to drag away, Battrick said.
It was unclear if the same thieves were responsible for all three attempts.
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