ODESSA (CBS Local) – The staff of a Texas bank got a big surprise when they showed up at work Wednesday morning — the bank’s ATM was missing and a forklift used to remove it was left in the parking lot.
The automated teller machine had been stolen at about 3:30 a.m. from an AimBank in Odessa.READ MORE: Anna Police Investigating Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Man
The thief or thieves had used a stolen forklift to pry the ATM from its from its foundation, CBS affiliate KOSA reported.READ MORE: Texas Joins Oklahoma's Effort To Overturn McGirt
“There were no employees present at the time and no injuries are reported,” AIM Bank said in a statement. “There was an undisclosed amount of money taken from the ATM and the ATM has been recovered.”MORE NEWS: 2 Killed, 5 Injured After Drag Racer Slams Into Spectators An Texas Airport
Police say the forklift was stolen from a construction site about a half-mile from the bank. Police are still searching for the thieves.