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Masked men break into two Kamloops ATMs with gas-powered saw

Two masked men used a gas-powered Stihl saw to break into the ATMs at two businesses in Kamloops.
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Kamloops RCMP are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects who have been caught on camera stealing from ATMs.

RCMP say at around 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 22 the front door of the Valleyview SaveOn Foods was smashed open.

Two masked suspects entered and stole cash from the ATM machine within using a Stihl gas-powered saw. The surveillance video shows the masked suspects driving away in a white pickup truck that was reported as stolen later in the morning.

The next day at 1:15 a.m. the Rexall pharmacy on Highway 5A was broke into under similar circumstances. Again, the suspects used a gas-powered saw to break into an ATM and stole cash.

“Surveillance video shows that it was the same suspects in both thefts,” Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release. “One suspect is wearing a black hoodie and tan coloured Carhartt pants. The other was wearing a plaid jacket with snap closures and black pants. Both wore masks and gloves.”

The pickup truck used during the alleged thefts has been recovered but RCMP continues to search for the suspects.

Anyone with information on these thefts or the identities of the suspects is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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