Watch as Bandits with Crowbars Steal ATM on Ludlow Street [VIDEO]
Bandits are certainly emboldened by the apparent sense of lawlessness around the Lower East Side these days. And Hell Square is no exception.
Police say that on May 21, two African American males stole the ATM stationed outside El Sombrero at Ludlow and Stanton Streets. A witness reported seeing the crooks haul the entire machine into a white van. Surveillance footage obtained by Bowery Boogie confirms this account, and shows the entire heist in action.
It took less than three minutes. The clip shows the crook trying to pry open the machine with a crowbar, then attach a chain to the idling van, which upends the entire unit from its housing.
There have been no arrests to date, and the incident is still being investigated by Detectives.