FBI and Medford Police seek the public’s assistance

On December 13, 2011, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

FBI and Medford Police seek the public’s assistance to identify those responsible for a  $200,000 ATM theft

A $20,000 Reward is being offered

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Medford Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to obtain information about those allegedly responsible for stealing money from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Medford, MA.

In the early morning of Saturday, December 3, 2011, an unknown number of subjects forcibly opened a Bank of America ATM located at 26 High Street, Medford, MA.   After defeating most of the multiple, complex security precautions, they forced open the ATM and removed all of the cash, stealing slightly more than $200,000.

The ATM is a stand-alone kiosk located inside a building that is currently being renovated.   The only finished area of the building is the vestibule where the ATM is located.   It is unknown how the thieves gained entrance to the building.

The FBI and Medford Police are seeking tips from anyone who saw suspicious activity in or around the building from 11:00 pm on Friday, December 2, 2011 through 6:00 am on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

Information is also being sought regarding individuals who have exhibited both the following behavior and characteristics:  Anyone who is knowledgeable about ATMs, alarm and telecommunications systems, whose routine changed or was absent from their home or work on the night of the theft, who unexpectedly possessed a large amount of cash after the theft, and provided vague or illogical reasons regarding the origin of the money.

There are no surveillance photos of the subjects and the physical descriptions of the subjects are unknown.

Bank of America is offering a $15,000 reward and the FBI is offering an additional $5,000 reward for information leading to the charging and arrest of those allegedly responsible for the burglary.  Anyone with information regarding this burglary is asked to call the FBI at (617) 742-5533 or the Medford Police Department at (781) 393-4700.

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is composed of the Somerville Police, Malden Police, Saugus Police, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police and the FBI.


6 Responses to “FBI and Medford Police seek the public’s assistance”

  1. Loris Werter says:

    “The ATM is a stand-alone kiosk located inside a building that is currently being renovated.”

    Bingo. Construction team should be inverstigated.

  2. History repeats says:

    Check out the Medford cops. This sounds too familiar. “nobody saw nothing” I’d say the contractor or workers cut a deal with a cop to rob the joint. The Cops are Robbers.

  3. A Moore says:

    Why would they even have left it there? Makes no sense.

  4. Ron Newman says:

    Is this the building that’s been under construction forever in Medford Square? The construction forced Bestsellers Cafe to close a few years ago, and they are still waiting to move back in.

  5. Libertarian says:

    I had no idea an ATM would have that much cash. That’s a LOT of cash to keep in one place.

    No one knows ATM machines like the people who own them/fill them. That’d be where my investigation would start.

  6. steve says:

    depositors trust 1980. remember that? medford cops used a air hammer to bust down a wall during a parade ripped open hundreds of safe deposit boxes.

    31 years later right on high st. how convenient!

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