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Calgary police investigating ATM theft at local bank

A drive-thru ATM was destroyed at the TD Canada Trust bank in the 800 block of Chapparal Drive South East in Calgary, Alta. on Saturday, December 29, 2018. .
A drive-thru ATM was destroyed at the TD Canada Trust bank in the 800 block of Chapparal Drive South East in Calgary, Alta. on Saturday, December 29, 2018. . Michael King, Global News

Calgary police are investigating a break-and-enter at a TD Canada Trust bank in southeast Calgary.

Officials tell Global News the alleged incident happened around 5:45 a.m. Saturday at a bank in the 800 block of Chapparal Drive S.E.

Police said witnesses reported seeing a large, flat-deck truck winching the drive-thru ATM out of the bank before fleeing the scene.

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Police called off their pursuit of the vehicle out of concern for public safety due to the size of the vehicle and the speed at which it was travelling.

The vehicle was reportedly travelling southbound out of the city, and Okotoks RCMP have been notified.

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