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Police Have Lead In ATM Thefts, Arrest Suspect

Posted January 1, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— Investigators may have a lead in a series of attempted ATM thefts in the Triangle.

Mark Searcy was arrested over the weekend after police say he and another man tried to tear an ATM out of a McDonald's restaurant near Highway 98 and U.S. 1 in Wake Forest.

During the past month, there have been three otherattempted ATM theftsin Wake County, two on Christmas Day.

Investigators have not ruled out Searcy as a suspect in all the cases.

They are also talking to Durham police about some unsolved ATM thefts there.