WEST LOOP— Thieves stole ATMs from two businesses in the West Loop and Little Italy in a span and and tried to steal another machine in Fulton Market in a span of 27 hours, police said.
At 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, an unknown number of thieves broke the front glass doors of a business in the 1400 block of West Taylor Street with a large rock and took the ATM machine inside, police said.
The thieves left the scene in a dark-colored sedan westbound on Taylor Street then northbound on Ashland Avenue, police said.
The burglary took place at Hawkeye Bar and Grill, 1458 W. Taylor St. after the restaurant and bar closed at 2 a.m., according to ABC 7.
In surveillance footage shared with ABC 7, four men are captured smashing the front windows and hauling the ATM located near the front of the restaurant through the entrance.
The men also stole drawers from the cash register that had no money inside, according to the report.
Just 15 minutes earlier, three men wearing dark clothing broke a side window of a business with a cinder block in the 1000 block of West Lake Street and attempted to remove an ATM machine that was bolted to the ground, said Kelli Bartoli, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.
The thieves fled the scene in a dark-colored car without the ATM, Bartoli said.
At 12:50 a.m. Monday morning, three men entered a vestibule of a business in the 1000 block of West Jackson Boulevard and stole an ATM, police said.
A 54-employee attempted to confront the men but they fled southbound on Morgan Street in a dark-colored vehicle, police said.
The incident took place at the Shell gas station, according to WGN TV.
Bartoli said detectives are still investigating whether the three incidents are related.
No other information was immediately available.