Burglary of ATM at Jewel Lake Tastee-Freez caught on camera

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Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 12:21 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A person broke into the Jewel Lake Tastee-Freez and took its ATM early Sunday morning and a video of the burglary was posted on Facebook by the business this week.

Owner Rich Owens said the thieves used a crowbar to break his doors then dragged the ATM to a van which had been stolen from a local church. Owens said the ATM contained approximately $1,200.

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According to Owens, the empty ATM was found later Sunday off West Dimond Boulevard and the abandoned van was located nearby after that. Owens said the business had been burglarized over the years but this was the first time anyone has tried to steal his ATM.

Tastee-Freez remains open for business. Police are investigating. As of Thursday morning, no arrests had been made.

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