Police looking for Wildlife Park ATM thieves

By James Peters / Chad Harris
September 19, 2016 - 2:54pm Updated: September 20, 2016 - 11:03am

KAMLOOPS — Police say they want to put the two men who stole an ATM from the BC Wildlife Park into a cage.

The theft happened early yesterday morning, when the culprits smashed through the front glass windows and made it into the main building's lobby.

Surveillance footage shows the men were driving a black SUV-type vehicle, but the suspects were wearing facial coverings, and the lighting wasn't good, so the footage gave investigators few hints.

Corporal Jodi Shelkie says there's only so much a business can do to secure a stand-alone ATM.

"Secure it to the building, to the floor or to a wall. Have a alarm system. If the cost isn't prohibitive, have shatter-proof glass," explained Shelkie.

Anyone with information into the theft is asked to call Kamloops RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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