Video shows men attempting ATM break-in at Concord bank

By Jennifer Lord Paluzzi -

Concord Police have shared surveillance video of suspects caught on camera as they attempted to break into a drive-up ATM at Chase Bank.

Concord Police have released this photo from surveillance video in connection with an investigation into an attempted theft at an ATM on Thursday morning. (Photo Courtesy Concord Police Department)

The video, pulled from a bank camera trained at the drive-up just after 3 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, shows a black truck pulling the ATM down as sparks fly, followed by two men running to the machine. 

The front panel of the drive-up ATM was torn off, exposing wires, but the attempt to obtain money from the machine was unsuccessful, and the men fled the 1134 Main St. property.

According to a news release issued by Concord Police Chief Joseph O’Connor, a Maynard police officer on patrol on Powder Mill Road observed a black GMC pickup truck and black Dodge Challenger traveling closely together on an otherwise unoccupied road at around 3:30 a.m. The officer observed that these were the same vehicles they had seen traveling toward Concord about an hour earlier.

The vehicles split, eventually leading to separate high-speed chases through town. Maynard officers terminated pursuit due to safety concerns and notified surrounding communities and Massachusetts State Police.

Concord police are attempting to determine whether the attempted burglary is related to a string of recent ATM thefts in the surrounding area.

Concord Police have released the above surveillance video and ask members of the public who may have information about this incident to contact the Department at 978-318-3400.