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Stolen truck used to steal ATM in Stephens County

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STEPHENS COUNTY, OK (KSWO) – An ATM, ripped right out of the wall at a bank in Stephens County and stolen and the man who took it caught on camera. 

Surveillance pictures show the man wearing a hard hat, jacket, and shorts. Investigators also believe he is light-skinned and said he stole the truck he used for the crime from a town about 10 miles away.

Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said 3 a.m. Saturday morning, a man pulled up to a Velma bank in a stolen truck.

"He hooked a large logging type chain around the ATM and utilizing the pickup, pulled the entire ATM out of the bank area,” McKinney said.

The man then loaded the ATM into the back of the truck and drove off.

"We've recovered bits and pieces of the ATM itself, those are being analyzed right now for any kind of evidence that may be associated with a suspect. The ATM contained approximately $15,000,” McKinney said.

Authorities have not yet found the entire ATM but have recovered the truck, stolen from an oil company in Ratliff City.

"They had a GPS tracker on that truck so when it came up stolen we were able to track it using that GPS and comparing it to video from the scene, it is the same vehicle used in our burglary,” McKinney said.

McKinney said it's dire they catch this man before he decides to strike again.

"We've had a few of these over the years. We haven't had any over the last couple of years, but he's probably going to hit again if we don't get him in custody. And you know, it's just a matter of time. We will get him,” McKinney said.

McKinney said he needs the public’s help in identifying the man.

"Individuals tend to brag about it or someone comes up with a lot of extra money in 20 dollar bills, more than what they would normally have,” McKinney said.

Sheriff McKinney said this crime is a felony and because it happened at a bank that could make it a federal crime. The Stephens County Sheriff's Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are working together on the case and anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff's department. If you call, your information will remain anonymous.

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