A thief broke into a Staten Island convenience store overnight and hauled out an ATM, taking out $1,300 before dumping it off a bridge and into the Richmond Creek, police say.
The 260-pound ATM was stolen from the business on Victory Boulevard in Travis sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., police say. It was recovered by emergency service unit officers from a ravine underneath a bridge on Chelsea Road.
The burglar cut the lock on the store's front gate to get in, then boosted the ATM and left in a van, police told The Staten Island Advance.
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The store's owner told the newspaper that security footage showed a man spraying something on the store's security cameras before breaking in, but the suspect could still be seen wearing gloves on his hands and a scarf over his mouth to hide his face.
The owner reported the burglary after arriving at the shop just before 7 a.m. Nothing else was taken from the store.