Stolen ATMs found in Bennington County

November 10, 2017 06:55 PM

POWNAL, Vt. - Local police say the answer to an ongoing crime mystery might be found just across the border, in southwestern Vermont. That's where several stolen ATMs have turned up.

In the world of Robert Frost, a narrow gravel byway that hugs the New York-Vermont border is pretty nearly the "Road Not Taken."

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However, some people who have been there have traveled a road of crime and might be pictured in surveillance video from a convenience store captured last week in the nearby town of Hoosick, where an ATM was yanked from the premises.

A neighbor says police have retrieved at least three stolen ATMs from a ditch off Indian Massacre Road. He says it's not unusual for people to drive through there in the middle of the night and dump their trash here and he suspects it's probably because whoever is doing it is familiar with this area.

However, even though we know this is an isolated area, we also know it is not an isolated crime.

Several other stolen ATM's have been found nearby, along Skiparee and John Lee roads, along the Hoosick River, in the vicinity of the North Powell Bridge.

We also know there has been spree of area ATM thefts dating back many months.

Besides Hoosick, NY, they have also occurred in Lenox, Becket, Otis and Lee, Mass.

There was also an attempted theft at a deli right in Pownal, which happens to be right in the middle of crime spree area.

Residents say they'll remain on the lookout for any suspicious people or activity, determined to make sure their scenic part of the world doesn't turn into an ATM graveyard.


WNYT Staff

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