Banks County Sheriff Charles Chapman said on Monday a deputy responding to an alarm call at Northeast Georgia Bank around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, found an automatic teller machine (ATM) in the driveway to the bank.
The deputy also saw a piece of construction equipment, a lull forklift. The forklift was running and was parked against a light pole near the bank. The forklift had apparently been hot wired and brought to the bank site to load the ATM.
Deputies also found a registration card for a 2001 Dodge 1580 truck with a license plate on it. The video camera from the bank showed a white Dodge truck enter the parking are of the bank and also showed the forklift load the ATM on the back of the truck, Chapman said.
The forklift was impounded by the Banks County Sheriff’s Office and the incidents is under investigation by the BCSO criminal investigation division.