Thieves use truck to steal ATM from shop

The scene at the Karalee Shopping Centre where some robbers stole an ATM from a haridresser's business. Photo: Contributed
The scene at the Karalee Shopping Centre where some robbers stole an ATM from a haridresser's business. Photo: Contributed Contributed

IPSWICH police are searching for three men who ripped an ATM from the walls of Karalee Village, leaving a hair salon shopfront in tatters.

Just after midnight on Monday, two men wearing hoodies broke into Karalee Hair Design, attaching a chain to the ATM, which was connected to a tip truck.

A third man behind the wheel drove the truck forward, ripping the ATM through the wall.

The two men loaded the cash machine on to the truck before leaving the scene.

It was estimated the ATM was between five and six feet in height.

Ipswich CIB Detective Senior Sgt Gary Dixon said investigations are ongoing and appealed for information from the public.

"If anyone may have seen the vehicle prior to the offence, could they please call Crime Stoppers," he said.

Salon owner Jeanette Townsend was awoken by the news of the break in just after midnight.

She rushed to her Karalee Village salon to find the shop front destroyed by the raid.

Despite the damage, Mrs Townsend and her daughter Michelle opened for business as usual on Monday.

The salon opened for business in Karalee Village 23 years ago

"The shop front was gone. The front door was bolted the rest of it went. It was a surprise," she said.

"We've had a few break-ins but nothing like this."

Topics:  atm, hair dresser, karalee, karalee village



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