PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – Police are looking for the people responsible after a pickup was driven into a Northeast Portland Walgreens during an attempted ATM theft, officials said.
The botched robbery was reported shortly before 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 5400 block of Northeast 33rd.
Officers on scene said after the suspects smashed the truck into the store, at least one of them tried to put a chain over the ATM and drag it out.
Police said they are looking for two, possibly three, people who fled after the attempted. The vehicle used in the attempted smash-and-grab may be stolen or have switched plates, officers said. Police said they are working with Walgreens loss prevention in an effort to get surveillance video.
A K-9 unit responded to the scene to help officers do a search of the area. Several streets in the area were closed, but have since re-opened.
Officers said they do not know if this is connected to a recent string of vehicle smash-and-grabs.