Thieves rob ATM in Amador County but only got away with $100, deputies say

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in connection with a stolen ATM from a grocery store.

Shortly after 3am on Friday, deputies received reports that an ATM was taken from Pokerville Market on the 18000 block of Hwy 49 in Plymouth. Deputies were told the thieves were driving a large pickup truck, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The California Highway Patrol located the truck three hours later about 45 miles away in El Dorado County. Deputies said it was abandoned after colliding with a tree. He was towed to the sheriff’s office for processing.

Deputies said the stolen ATM was recovered around 11 a.m. near Steiner Road, about 7 miles from the grocery store. It had been broken, but deputies reported that only $100 was inside the machine’s safe.

The investigation is ongoing and the sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information to call 209-223-5614 or the county’s anonymous line at 209-223-4900.

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