Masked Suspect Steals ATM From Southwest Detroit Gas Station

WWJ News
September 12, 2019 - 9:53 am

photo: WWJ/Mike Campbell


DETROIT (WWJ) - Two suspects are on the run after stealing an ATM from a gas station in southwest Detroit.

The smash-and-grab happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday at the BP gas station, which also has a Subway sandwich shop, on Fort Street at Clark Street. 

According to police, a suspect with a mask covering part of his face walked into the gas station and placed a yellow strap around the ATM. When the masked suspect exited the gas station, the other suspect used a truck to pull the ATM through the glass door. Both victims then picked up the ATM, put it in the truck bed and fled the scene east on Fort Street. 

A 23-year-old man received a small cut to his forehead during the incident and was transported to the hospital for treatment. 

The suspects are described only as males. The first was last seen wearing a white mask from the nose down, red hoodie, dark pants and red shoes. The other suspect, the driver, was last seen wearing all dark clothing. The suspect vehicle is described as a white Ford F-250 with an open bed.

It's unknown how much money was in the ATM.

Anyone who knows the suspects or has any other information is asked to contact police at 313-267-4600. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.