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NYC thieves make off with $60K from stealing dozens of ATMs

A band of thieves has broken into dozens of Big Apple bodegas over the last six months, swiping ATM machines with more than $60,000 inside, cops said Thursday.

The five-man crew has hit 40 bodegas and other stores in Brooklyn and Queens between December and June, breaking the front door or window and dragging the ATM machines out by hand, cops said.

Six of the burglary sites were at Pay-O-Matic stores and three others were check-cashing locations, according to police. They also targeted nail salons and barbershops.

The latest burglary happened just after 1 a.m. June 2 when the crew knocked over the Elton Deli on Elton St. in East New York, according to police.

Cops released a video Thursday from another break-in, at New Jersey Deli on Fulton Street in East New York, that shows one of the men dragging the ATM machine through the store.

The masked and hooded man, wearing blue gloves, can be seen talking with someone on the outside while trying to get the machine out through the smashed window.

The crew has hit 40 stores over the last six months.
ATM thefts
The five-man team has mostly targeted bodegas in Brooklyn and Queens.
Steven Hirsch
ATM thefts
The group has been stealing since at least December, and the most recent job was on June 2.

Their crime spree started early on Dec. 2 when they broke into a Pay-O-Matic check-cashing spot at 126 Graham Ave. in Williamsburg and a department store at 69-12 Grand Ave. in Maspeth two hours apart, cops said.

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