Brazen robbers steal $13,000 from Rite Check ATM in Mott Haven

Police are reviewing surveillance video to try and catch two men who pulled off a brazen ATM robbery at a check-cashing business in Mott Haven early Friday morning.



According to police, one suspect attached one end of a rope to the ATM and the other end to a car. The other suspect hit the gas, ripping the cover off the ATM machine at the 24-hour Rite Check on Bruckner Boulevard at around 4:30 a.m.



Investigators say the men then cleaned out the ATM and fled south on Bruckner Boulevard with more than $13,000.



"It's very crazy that something like that could happen," says resident Renato Lopez. "There should be more surveillance because this area right here is always very dark at night."



No one was injured in the robbery.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."