Police say group hit several Hartford area gas stations in attempt to take ATMs

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are looking for a group of suspects believed to have attempted or successfully taken ATM thefts at gas stations in multiple towns across Hartford County.

Police believe there were three men in a white pickup truck going around the area to take the ATM machines from East Hartford, Plainville, and South Windsor.

East Hartford police reported a failed attempt to take the ATM from a gas station on Ellington Road overnight Friday.

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The store was closed when police said thieves pried the front door open, wrapped a rope around the ATM, and attached the rope to the back of a truck. Police said, however, the suspects were unsuccessful at pulling the ATM out.

The suspects took the rope and sped away, police said.

At around 2:30 a.m., Plainville Police were told three people were breaking into a gas station on the 200 block of East Street.

According to police, the suspects ripped off the front door of the store, strapped the ATM to the back of the truck and pulled it out. There was around $18,000 stolen, police said.

A passerby told South Windsor police the suspects were stopped at a gas station on the 800 block of Sullivan Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. Friday. The suspects successfully pried the door open and dragged the ATM out. Police said the suspects loaded the ATM into the rear of the light-colored quad cab truck and left.

Police believe the same group hit all of the above locations.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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