ATM machine stolen overnight at the Shack

An ATM machine was reported stolen overnight at the Shack, Shawnee County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Shawnee County sheriff’s officials are looking for the individuals who made off with an ATM machine overnight inside a bar and grill near Lake Shawnee.

The theft was reported around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday from the Shack, 2842 S.E. 29th.

Holly Smith, the Shack's owner, said video surveillance captured two masked men entering the north door of the building. The men, she said, went straight to the ATM machine, where they removed it from the building and loaded it in a sport utility vehicle before driving off.

The theft took no more than 3 minutes, Smith said: "They got in and got out quick."

Smith said the Shack just got the ATM machine about six weeks ago, primarily for customers who frequent the establishment during the baseball and softball season at nearby Lake Shawnee.

Those seasons are on hold at present because of coronavirus concerns.

Sheriff's detectives were at the Shack late Wednesday morning going over video surveillance.

"They destroyed one of our cameras," Smith said. "I guess they didn't know we had another one."

There was no immediate report on how much money was in the machine.

Smith said she was told an ATM machine was found abandoned later Wednesday morning southwest of Topeka.

Additional information wasn't immediately available.

Anyone with information may call Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.