Thieves Try To Steal Shell Station ATM

Would-be thieves were scared away by an alarm early Thursday morning, Sept. 10, when they broke a window at the Falcon USA Shell convenience store south of Crothersville in an attempt to steal the store’s ATM machine, according to local police.
Crothersville Chief of Police Vurlin McIntosh said that at 3:22 a.m. two white males wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and cotton jersey gloves threw a chain through a north window at the store.
“When the window broke it triggered an audible alarm and notified police,” said McIntosh. “When we arrived at 3:25 a.m. they had already fled.”
McIntosh surmised that the pair intended to wrap a chain around the ATM, pull it from its bolted location with their vehicle.
The chief said the pair fled south on I-65.
“We found their cotton gloves in the station driveway and their hooded sweatshirts on the I-65 southbound ramp,” McIntosh said.
He said the culprits were caught on the store’s video surveillance system. Police are looking for two white males between 6’1” and 6’2”.
Crothersville police were assisted in the investigation by Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies.