VIDEO: ATM stolen from South Loop convenience store

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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Surveillance video shows three suspects steal an ATM from a South Loop convenience store Wednesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Surveillance video shows a group of thieves steal an ATM, cash and liquor from a South Loop convenience store Wednesday morning.

Chicago police said the burglary occurred at the Burnham Mart store in the 800-block of South Wabash Avenue at about 2:05 a.m., after the store was closed.

Surveillance video shows three masked suspects break down the door and rip the ATM out of the wall. They hauled it out and went back into the store several times to grab two cash drawers and some liquor.

One of the suspects wore black hoodie on with a white skull and crossbones style image on the back.The suspects were wearing masks and gloves and could be seen leaving in a dark-colored SUV.

The store owner said he feels angry and violated.

"Every time I see a new customer, my mind is thinking wrong. It's like who is this guy? Did he do it? My mind was positive before. Now it's been negative," the owner said.

The store owner said there was an armed robbery at the store in the past. No employees were inside the store during the theft Wednesday.

"I already got a gun license to protect my store from an armed robbery," he said. "I'm about to get a gun too. I don't know what else to do."

There has been a rash of similar ATM robberies in Chicago, but at this time, police are not linking any of them together.

Area Central detectives are investigating. No one is in custody.