ATM thefts and attempts in Waterloo-Wellington since January

There have been nine bank machine thefts or attempted thefts in Waterloo Region and Wellington County since the end of January 2016, but no arrests have been made. See our map of the locations.

There have been nine bank machine thefts or attempted thefts in Waterloo Region and Wellington County since the end of January 2016, but no arrests have been made.

The map above shows the thefts. There are only eight map points because, in the case of the Aud theft, two ATMs were stolen from the same location.

Here are the thefts so far: 

Jan. 27 – Thieves used a truck to break the doors at The Manor strip club in Guelph, then dragged an ATM out of the building. The bank machine broke free of the truck on the Hanlon overpass during a police pursuit.

Feb. 3 – Two ATMs were stolen from The Aud when a stolen truck was used to back through the doors on the Stirling Avenue side of the building. The truck was later found after it had been abandoned.

Feb. 17 – An ATM was stolen from The Stampede Corral in Kitchener.

Feb. 19 – A bank machine was stolen from the FreshCo grocery store in Waterloo, at University Avenue and Bridge Street.

Feb. 21 – Police interrupted would-be thieves trying to take an ATM from Fairview Park Mall. Two suspects fled the scene in a stolen pick-up truck, which was later recovered.

March 5 – Thieves tried to steal a bank machine from Howl at the Moon on Victoria Street North in Kitchener.

March 11 – Thieves stole an ATM from an Esso station in Elmira. Then around 30-40 minutes later, an attempt was made to steal another ATM at a station in Elora. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


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