The incident reportedly occurred sometime around 4:00 A.M at the Dunkin Donuts located at 135 Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
According to a police press release, the suspects drove their pick-up truck into the store by crashing through the front window. The truck was reportedly driven in reverse when it smashed a plate glass window at the front of the store.
Police believe that the truck used by the suspects was a four-door Dodge. At the time of the alleged theft, one of the suspects was reportedly in an SUV which was parked in the store parking lot.
Once the suspects gained access to the store, the suspects got out of their respective vehicles. They allegedly walked through the giant hole in the building. The suspects then allegedly picked up the ATM and placed it into the bed of the truck.
The suspects reportedly fled the scene in their vehicles. According to authorities, the suspects were last seen driving north onto nearby Grove Street.
Bloomfield police officers were later called to the scene to investigate. Investigators figured out what happened by looking at store surveillance video footage.
Police have released descriptions of the suspects in the case. One of the suspects is a heavy-set male who stands approximately 5-foot-9, while the other suspect is a thin male who stands roughly 6-foot-2. At the time of the incident, both suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts.
If the suspects are eventually apprehended, they could face significant criminal charges for burglary and theft of movable property. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is typically classified as a third degree felony. A conviction for third degree burglary can result in a sentence of 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Men Crash Truck into Bloomfield Dunkin Donuts, Steal ATM, Police Say.”