Thief tries to use backhoe to break into ATM, fails

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD (WCMH) — Police in Maryland are looking for a man who tried to break into an ATM using a stolen backhoe.

It happened June 1 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

According to police, the backhoe was stolen and driven around five miles to the bank.

The suspect didn’t get away with any money, but did do around $10,000 in damage to the ATM.

Police believe the same man pulled off an ATM theft in 2016. In that case, he and two accomplices broke into a tobacco store. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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