Police: ATM stolen from Guida’s Restaurant in Middlefield

Police: ATM stolen from Guida’s Restaurant in Middlefield


MIDDLEFIELD — State police are investigating after an ATM was ripped out of Guida’s Restaurant and loaded into a van this week.

State police said in a statement Friday they were called to the restaurant at 484 Meriden Road about 2:36 a.m. Wednesday after a burglary alarm was activated. Officers found the front door of the business broken off the hinges, and the wall next to the door was also damaged.

After speaking with the owners, state police determined the ATM was stolen from the building. Officers viewed security footage which showed a white 1995-2002 GMC Savana van with a stolen registration out of Pennsylvannia, YSG7232, approach the front door. Two men got out of the van dressed in all black with masks, and wrapped a chain around the front door.

A third suspect driving the van accelerated and pulled the front door off. Two men then tied the chain around the ATM inside the store. The driver accelerated again, pulling the machine out of the restaurant, state police said. The suspects picked up the ATM, put it in the van and fled the scene. An undisclosed amount of cash was in the ATM at the time, state police noted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop F at 860-399-2100 or to text the tip line by texting TIP711 followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls or texts will remain confidential.

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