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Man withdraws money machine
Suspect sought in ATM theft
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Forsyth County News
Anyone with information about the incident can call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 781-2200. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (770) 888-7308.

Authorities are looking for a man they say took an ATM from a convenience store in northeastern Forsyth.

The incident occurred about 4:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at a BP gas station on Keith Bridge Road.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Paul Taylor said a black Ford F-150 pickup thought to have been used in the crime was found Wednesday near Lawson and Silver Shoals drives after a resident reported a suspicious abandoned vehicle.

“The suspect is still at large,” he said, adding that authorities have not found the machine.

Taylor said authorities do not have a description of the suspect.

According to a sheriff’s report, an off-duty Johns Creek police officer called 911 after he noticed the front doors of the building were damaged while driving by that morning.

Deputies found the glass doors busted and debris scattered in the area.

The machine had apparently been pulled through the doors and into the parking lot.

“The ATM left markings in the road heading to Sagewood subdivision off of Wallace Wood Drive,” the report said.

According to the report, a resident in Sagewood told authorities she saw a white man wearing blue jeans, a long dark coat and stocking cap push the machine into the back of a black Ford F-150.

Sheriff’s Lt. Col. Gene Moss said the truck was reported stolen from a nearby residence prior to the ATM theft.

Moss said the investigation is “very active.”

Authorities have not said how much money the machine contained.