Hadley police investigating theft of ATM from Hampshire Mall 

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Staff Writer
Thursday, February 01, 2018

HADLEY — Hadley Police are continuing to investigate the theft of an ATM from the Hampshire Mall.

Two men were observed entering the mall and then using a handcart to remove the ATM on Jan. 24 at around 3:30 p.m., Hadley Detective Jesse Green said.

After getting to the parking lot, the men, who have not yet been identified, placed the 500-pound ATM into a black Audi A6 sedan.

The vehicle was not located, even though Green said Hampshire Mall security officers obtained the registration plate and a be-on-the-lookout advisory was issued to area police departments.

The following day, the abandoned ATM, with its back smashed out, was found by a woman walking her dog on Mill Lane in Amherst.

Amherst and Hadley police officers transported the machine to the Hadley Police Station, where it was fingerprinted by State Police Crime Scene Services.

Green said Hadley Police are reviewing footage from security cameras at various locations in an effort to identify the suspects.

The machine is owned by Paramount Management Group, which provides ATM service to malls and shopping centers.