Crime

Thieves use pickup to smash into Fresno market, steal ATM

Thieves used a pickup truck to smash through the front door of an east-central Fresno market and steal its ATM machine early Monday, police said.

Fresno police arrived about 2:46 a.m. at the Yosemite Market on Chestnut and Gettysburg avenues to find the store had been burglarized and its ATM was missing.

Store surveillance video showed a Chevrolet Silverado pickup, possibly 1992 to 1995, backing up into the glass doors of the building, allowing two men to jump out and tie chains around the glass doors.

The suspects drove backward and knocked the door off its hinges after failing to pull the door with the chain, which broke off shortly after the driver of the pickup started moving forward.

The suspects, who police believe to be males, could not be identified in the video because they were wearing hoods, which covered their faces.

Police believe the suspects are 5 feet 9 to 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds. They were seen wearing blue jeans with black and gray hooded sweatshirts.

Police are asking the public to watch for the damaged pickup used in the burglary. Investigators believe the pickup may have been stolen and could have been using a fake license plate beginning with "7DN".

The suspects were last seen heading east on Gettysburg Avenue.

Anyone with information on the suspects or their vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP or reach Detective Sgt. Michael Landon at 559-621-6405.

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