NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — North Branford police are investigating two ‘smash and grab’ thefts that happened at two local gas stations overnight Thursday.
Police said the burglar alarm at a gas station on the 1300 block of Middletown Avenue in Northford went off at around 1:15 a.m. According to police, surveillance video shows at least three suspects forced entry through the front door, wrapped a cable around an ATM, and used the cable and a vehicle to pull the ATM out of the store.
Police said the suspects then loaded the ATM onto the back of a gray pick-up truck and left the scene.
Another gas station on the 200 block of Foxon Road in North Branford was hit at around 1:30 a.m. Police said the store’s commercial burglar alarm alerted them. Police said this gas station also had evidence of forced entry through the front doors with the ATM missing.
Police believe the same group of suspects burglarized both locations.
The investigation is ongoing and is in the preliminary stage at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Branford Police.
News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.