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Burglars haul off ATM from Hoke store

Posted October 4, 2012

— Hoke County authorities are searching for three men who used a pickup to tear the door off a convenience store late Wednesday and haul away an automated teller machine inside.

Security cameras at the Zip-N-mart No. 2, at Arabia and Gold Course roads, showed the masked men, who wore long-sleeve shirts and gloves, backing the pickup up to the front door, attaching a chain to the door and the truck and using the truck to pull the door open, authorities said. The men then loaded the ATM into the truck and drove off toward the Rockfish community.

The truck is described as a dark-color, extended-cab pickup with dual rear wheels and silver coloring along the bottom. It had a silver tool box in the truck bed, an oval sticker in the upper right corner of the rear window, amber clearance lights on top and a long, whip-style antenna.


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  • Bartmeister Oct 4, 2012


  • loving life 84 Oct 4, 2012

    Barber shop.. this is too funny

  • Scubagirl Oct 4, 2012

    I have to agree that I think they'll be caught quickly.....

  • whatelseisnew Oct 4, 2012

    Must be one of those small ones. If you put the big honking machines, it becomes near impossible to haul them away. I used to work on them. On the big ones, the safe door that you access in the back is 1 inch think hardened steel and it goes around five hundred pounds just on that door.

  • DivaD Oct 4, 2012

    Sounds like they had this planned out, but I'm sure they will be caught in due time....

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 4, 2012

    Amazing! that no one passing by saw all of this. I do hope they catch them. They should catch the cameras, they might see the criminals casing the place before hand; and without face masks.

  • lec02572 Oct 4, 2012

    They should have these guys in jail before they can get that thing open.

  • Glass Half Full Oct 4, 2012

    The description of the truck is better than most descriptions of humans we hear about. Shouldn't be too hard to find.

  • NiceNSmooth Oct 4, 2012

    sounds like a scene from Barber Shop