All This for 40 Bucks

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Monday, Jan 11, 2010  |  Updated 8:42 AM PDT
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All This for 40 Bucks

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Four ATM theft suspects wound up with just enough gas money for the drive home.

There was one problem -- police insisted the subjects ride with them to jail.

In what might be one of the least profitable ATM heists in history, four people broke into a check-cashing business  in Santa Fe Springs and dismantled an ATM machine to get the cash box  before leading , police said.

After the burglary, the four led Whittier police and California Highway  Patrol officers on a chase into South Los Angeles, where, with the assistance  of Los Angeles police officers, they were arrested, according to Los Angeles and Whittier police.

Authorities also found the cash box, which contained a whopping $40.

The break-in occurred at the Cash N More check-cashing business at 10805  Orr and Day Road in Santa Fe Springs about 1:30 a.m., said Sgt. Rob Hanson of  the Whittier Police Department, which patrols Santa Fe Springs.

The burglars drove the two vehicles into South Los Angeles, ditched  them, and split up, police said. At least one suspect was caught near West Gage Avenue and South Grand  Avenue, an On Scene Video camera crew reported,

All four suspects were taken into custody by 4 a.m., the last being  caught between South Grand and South Broadway near West 68th Street, said Sgt.  Dino Caldera of the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Station.  

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