Cottonwood, Calif.—According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, they received a panic alarm at the Tri Counties Bank in Cottonwood on Main Street around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at 3:46 a.m. to find the cash cases from the ATM machine missing.
Deputies reviewed surveillance from the bank and saw a large white utility truck ramming the ATM machine.
Two suspects were seen in the footage dressed in dark clothing.
Deeper analysis of the footage is being conducted in attempt to provide more descriptors of the suspects.
The suspects left in the utility truck northbound on Main Street.
The amount of cash taken from the ATM machine will not be released.
As deputies were processing the scene at the bank, Cottonwood Fire responded to the JF Shea Gravel Plant for a vehicle fire about a half mile away from the bank.
The car found on fire at the JF Shea Plant matched the suspect vehicle from the bank surveillance.
Deputies conducted a records search on the burned car and found that it had been stolen earlier in the morning from a home in Anderson.
The car belonged to Headrick Logging and was parked at an employee’s home at the time of the theft.
No other information about this investigation is available at this time.
If anyone has any information about this investigation you are urged to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 245-6135.
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