Monday, October 22, 2007

It's a great plan......

Once again, aspiring thieves have proven that having a well thought out plan will lead to a successful crime while no being completely prepared usually means failure. This seems to be the case in Seminole County FL last night.

The thieves evidently planned to steal cash from a pair of ATMs at the Bank of America on State Rd 434 in Longwood October 21 2007. They planned far enough ahead as to steal a front-end loader from a nearby construction site and drive it to the bank. It seems that they had planned to use the loader to rip the machines out and then get the loot.

It didn't quite work out as planned though. While the loader did a fine job of breaking into the bank, it also did so much damage to the surrounding structure that they ended up burying the machines in debris and crushing them. The bank is closed today to assess the damage and try and repair it.

"They get an A for effort but an F for form," stated Sheriff's Lt Barry Smith.

Deputies and a a police searched the surrounding area for the thieves after the 11:45 pm crime but not successful in finding the unsuccessful thieves. They plan to check with an offsite video camera to try and identify the thieves.

As shown so many times before...... careful planning that includes all possibilities should be done or the result is much like this case. They managed to get to the machines but no cash for the effort.

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