Authorities are looking for four masked men caught on camera stealing an ATM from a Friant gas station in January.
On Jan. 17 around 3:30 a.m., the men entered the Shell gas station located at 17822 N. Friant Road.
They were all wearing hoods and masks when they arrived in a white pickup truck pulling a small cargo trailer, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
They broke into the front door of the store and split up, the Sheriff’s Office said. As the security alarm went off, two men removed an ATM, and the other two went behind the counter and removed a safe.
After spending only one minute in the store, the men wheeled the ATM and safe into the parking lot, the Sheriff’s Office said.
They loaded the ATM into the trailer, but for unknown reasons left the safe behind in the parking lot as they drove away.
The store manager received a call about the alarm being activated and immediately drove to the store.
Hours later, deputies recovered the stolen ATM – which had been discarded on the side of the road with all of the cash removed.
Their pickup truck is possibly an early 2000s GMC Sierra extended cab model.
Anyone with information should call Detective Michael Clark at 559-600-8058 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.