Sometimes just when we think we’ve seen it all, another “creative”
crime is committed and the recent case of a Chase ATM being ripped out
with a dump truck is a perfect example.
The story unfolded at the Chase bank located in the 3700 block of State
Highway 121. An alarm went off at one of the bank’s ATMs and Plano
police were called to the scene.
When the deputies arrived at the Chase bank, what they found was the wreckage
of one of the bank’s drive-through ATMs that was mysteriously ripped
out of the ground.
Ultimately, the police came to the conclusion that the suspect used a front-end
loader to loosen the ATM so it could be removed from the location.
With the help of a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter, the police
were able to locate the dump truck, which had the Chase ATM in the back.
Once the dump truck was located, the officers tried to get the driver to
pull over, but he refused. That’s when the chase started. Officers
chased the dump truck driver through Plano, Dallas and Hutchins before
he was caught.
The pursuit involved multiple agencies, including Plano PD, Dallas PD,
the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, and Hutchins PD. The pursuit
was aided by a DPS helicopter as well.
How was the driver of the dump truck captured? The officers deployed spike
strips, which shredded the dump truck’s back passenger tires, finally
ending the chase in Hutchins.
According to the police, the driver of the dump truck was L. James Jackson,
63, of Jackson. He was arrested and is now facing charges of theft and
As of Jan. 16, the investigators on the case told NBC 5 News that it was
not clear if Jackson had partners or if he acted alone.
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