ATM destroyed in Many robbery attempt; suspects remain at large


At 4 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, an alarm company notified Sabine Parish Dispatch of a burglar alarm at the Bank of Montgomery in the City of Many. The investigation revealed three subjects wearing masks and gloves broke into the ATM at the drive-thru area of the bank.

They pried open the doors of the ATM, then used a white Ford F-250 and chain to rip the inside door from the machine. The truck was reported stolen from Harris County, Texas, in the Houston area Monday, Nov. 9.

The suspects retrieved two money boxes containing an undetermined amount of cash. The Ford truck became stuck in the mud and the three suspects fled on foot. The empty money boxes were recovered near storage buildings on Sycamore Street. It is unclear if a second getaway vehicle was involved or if the subjects were picked up. Sabine Parish Sheriff K-9 tracked the suspects, but the scent was lost near the storage buildings.

Investigators are reviewing video footage from the bank as well as local businesses nearby.

Anyone with information should contact the Many Police Department at 318-256-5617.

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