ATM, truck involved in smash-and-grab recovered in Huron Township; police believe incident part of larger operation

The front entrance of Mobile gas station, 37330 Huron River Drive, is seen destroyed in this photo shared on Facebook. An ATM was stolen from the gas station early Tuesday morning by three thieves who used a pickup truck as a battering ram to gain entry into the business.

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Police have recovered an ATM and stolen truck used in a smash-and-grab robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning at Mobile gas station, 37330 Huron River Drive.

The truck and ATM were recovered in Huron Township after being ditched by three suspects, who were recorded on surveillance footage wearing items to hide and alter their identities during the robbery.

“This appears to be a larger scale operation that has affected multiple cities throughout the Metro Detroit area. We will be collaborating with the other affected police agencies and continue to investigate this incident. We have some investigative leads that we are following up on,” said Everette Robbins, Huron director of public safety.

At 3:14 a.m., Huron Township’s emergency dispatch center received a call from Wyandotte Alarm Company regarding an active alarm at the gas station.

Huron Township police responded within five minutes and observed major damage to the building.

Further investigation revealed that an ATM was stolen from inside.

The amount of cash taken with the machine is being withheld by police pending further investigation.

Huron Township detectives and evidence technicians responded to the scene to lead the investigation, Robbins said.

Surveillance footage shows a full-size truck was used as a battering ram to penetrate the building’s main entrance.

The truck was stolen before to a third incident that occurred in Romulus.

The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available.



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