Stolen forklift used to take ATM

ATM knocked over at Bank of America, loaded into box truck

MIRAMAR, Fla. - Thieves used a forklift stolen from a construction site during their heist of an ATM from a Bank of America branch.

The burglary happened at 15999 SW 29th Street about 12:58 a.m. Friday, according to the FBI.

The forklift, stolen from a Buffalo Construction worksite, was used to knock the ATM over.

"I didn't know because it was sitting in the same place it was in when I left it yesterday evening," said Bruce Smith, who manages the worksite. "He had to know something about it because he couldn't have just got it out of here and done all that if he didn't know how to drive it."

The ATM was then loaded into a box truck, which was later found at 2100 Burlington Street in Opa-locka. The truck was stolen from Hialeah Gardens.

The FBI didn't release how much cash was stolen. At least two burglars were involved in the heist.

"I don't know. Nowadays, the economy -- people stealing everything that's not bolted down," said Smith.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the FBI at 305-944-9101.

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