Stolen tractor used in Alberta credit union break & enter

ATM robbery leaves trail of destruction
WATCH ABOVE: An attempted ATM robbery in Lamont has left quite a trail of destruction and has police searching for suspects. And as Quinn Ohler reports, similar robberies appear to be becoming increasingly common.

EDMONTON — Mounties are searching for five suspects after a stolen tractor and vehicle were used to break into a financial institution northeast of Edmonton early Monday morning.

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP were called at 2:24 a.m. to a break-in at the Servus Credit Union in Lamont, which is about 35 kilometres east of Fort Saskatchewan on Highway 15.

A stolen tractor from a nearby business was used to break into the building, which was left heavily damaged. Police said five suspects then used a stolen vehicle to remove the credit union’s ATM.

For reasons police couldn’t explain, the bank machine was not removed from the site. Police arrived to find both the tractor and vehicle were still at the scene.

The tractor could be seen inside the building later in the morning. The investigation is ongoing, and police are awaiting security footage.

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It’s not known if the suspects got away with any money.

Anyone who witnessed the break and enter or has any information about it is asked to call the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP at 780-997-7900. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

Lamont is about about 60 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

The exterior of the Servus Credit Union in Lamont, Alta.
The exterior of the Servus Credit Union in Lamont, Alta. Google streetview

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