Two Florida Men Steal Backhoe, ATM Machine, Caught

Stolen ATM MachinePolice arrested two Clewiston, Florida men who allegedly used a stolen backhoe to steal a bank ATM from a branch in Winter Haven Florida.

Police sais, Francisco Hernandez, 54, and Jesus Antonio Sanchez, 50, stole a backhoe from a construction site Friday night and used it to tear down the structure housing the ATM.

Around 11:45 p.m, officers responded to an alarm at the CenterState Bank In Winter Haven. and found the building that houses the ATM demolished and the ATM gone.

Sometime later police noticed a suspicious ford pickup truck with an ATM in the bed.  Earlier at the scene of the crime, Sanchez and Hernandez were then able to load the ATM into the bed of the truck and drive off, police said.

Hernandez also had an outstanding Hendry County arrest warrant for violation of probation, and Sanchez was on probation for grand theft, according to police

Surveillance video caught the two men in action with  the backhoe.

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