Elizabethton Police investigate early morning ATM burglary and vehicle theft
Published 3:02 pm Friday, February 9, 2024
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Elizabethton Police Officers responded to an alarm from the ATM machine at Carter County Bank, 1254 Milligan Highway, shortly after 4 a.m. on February 9. Upon arrival, officers discovered the ATM machine had been burglarized.
While investigating the alarm, officers located an abandoned pickup truck in the parking lot of a business on the 1300 block of Milligan Highway. It was determined that the vehicle was used in the burglary of the ATM machine. The truck had been stolen prior to the burglary from a business on the 2600 block of Elizabethton Highway (TN 91).
Investigation revealed that the suspects used a chain attached to the stolen truck to gain access to the ATM machine. An undetermined amount of cash was taken from the ATM.
Authorities are requesting assistance from the public in this investigation. Residents and business owners in the areas of the Elizabethton Highway, Milligan Highway, West Elk Avenue, Pinecrest, Central, King Springs, and Milligan College communities are urged to review their security camera footage for suspicious activity and other vehicles from last night through early this morning.
The stolen pickup truck involved in the burglary was described as a white early 2000 model Dodge full-size pickup. The truck arrived at the bank with the chain already attached. Investigators are seeking additional video footage containing the suspect vehicle or any suspicious activity from other vehicles possibly involved in the incident.
Area businesses and farms that use heavy chains are advised to check their inventory to determine if any heavy chains were stolen during the overnight hours.
Individuals with relevant information are encouraged to contact David Peters via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 423-547-6225. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via text message by texting TIPEPD followed by the tip to 847411. Authorities appreciate any credible tips or assistance provided by the community in this matter.