WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) —Wichita Falls Police Department officials are investigating at least the fourth Wichita Falls ATM burglary this year.
Since Aug. 2020, there have been at least four burglarized and at least three have been in the last two weeks.
The ATM was located at the First Bank on the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Midwestern Parkway.
Officers on the scene said it happened around 5:30 a.m. Friday. Wichita Falls Police Sgt. John Spragins said that more than one individual attempted to break into the machine. According to Spragins, nothing was taken.
It is unclear if this the same crew that has burglarized previous ATMs in Texoma. WFPD Sgt. Charlie Eipper said the WFPD is doing a few things to hopefully prevent any future ATM burglaries.
“We’re stepping up patrol,” Eipper said. “Just keeping an eye on the ATMs. All of the officers are learning where they are at on their beats. Trying to anticipate and other than that just trying to get some kind of surveillance equipment that’s being used already that we can link in with somehow or just putting people out to watch. I mean, that’s the only thing we can do.”
This is just another ATM burglary in Texoma in a string of ATM burglaries. The most recent being an ATM located at the Texoma Community Credit Union.
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