Bandits Rip ATM From Cheyenne Bank; Abandoned Truck Found With Obliterated ATM Attached

A mangled ATM was discovered attached to an abandoned pickup truck after it was ripped out of a Cheyenne bank on Friday night.

Jimmy Orr

June 28, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Perhaps the bandit or bandits didn’t watch the episode of Breaking Bad when two meth-heads stole an ATM and tried to open it up. It’s really hard.

Last Friday night in Cheyenne, whoever tried to steal an ATM found that out.

The Cheyenne Police Department is reporting that they were called to the Platte Valley Bank in northern Cheyenne early Friday morning because of a report of an attempted ATM theft.

The tip turned out to be correct.

The police found the ATM but it was no longer in the bank. Instead the mangled machine was attached to a blue 2004 Ford F250 pickup truck.

No one was in the truck. And unlike the episode of Breaking Bad, no one’s head was crushed under the weight of the machine.

“Officers believe the abandoned vehicle had been stolen from a nearby residence a few hours prior to the incident at the bank,” a police statement said.

The big question is were the thieves able to break-open the ATM and get the cash?

It’s impossible to tell from the photo of the obliterated ATM, the Cheyenne Police isn’t saying, and no video has been released of the incident.

Authorities say no arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Cheyenne Police Detective Bureau at (307) 637-6521 or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (303) 629-7171.

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Jimmy Orr

Executive Editor

A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.