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2 organized theft rings busted in connection with Alberta ATM thefts: ALERT

Police say arrests have been made in a string of ATM thefts in Alberta. Credit, ALERT

Police say arrests have been made in a string of ATM thefts in Alberta.

In the first six months of 2016, there were more than 130 ATM thefts across the province, according to the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams. Some of the thefts were caught on video surveillance.

Watch below: ALERT-obtained video shows ATM thefts caught on surveillance

Police said two organized theft rings have been identified, allegedly linked to the crime trend and arrests have been made.

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More than 60 communities have been affected by ATM thefts, which have led to severe damage and monetary loss at banks, credit unions, gas stations and convenience stores.

READ MORE: Excavator used to break into north Edmonton store and steal ATM

ALERT is expected to release further details in a media conference Tuesday morning.

More to come…

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