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Man arrested after police find stolen ATM located in back of U-Haul truck

As police approached the U-haul van in the woods, 46-year-old Henry Hampton, ran from the vehicle. (SBG San Antonio)

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police made an arrest Friday afternoon in the theft of an ATM.

Shortly after they responded to a ATM alarm they received a call for a suspicious vehicle spotted by a passerby in the area of 1604 and Old Fredericksburg Rd.

As police approached the U-haul van in the woods, 46-year-old Henry Hampton, ran from the vehicle. Police pursued Hampton on foot. They later came across a man in the woods in the area and questioned him to gather enough evidence to make an arrest.

Hampton will be charged with theft of an ATM, a second- degree felony.

After questioning Hampton police questioned another man at the hotel where they both were staying. As of right now the other suspect is not under arrest but is a suspect in the investigation. They are both from Houston.

Investigators believe there are more suspects involved and are asking for any information from the public.

ORIGINAL STORY

Police located a stolen ATM in the back of a U-Haul truck along a quiet road on the city's Northwest Side on Friday morning.

The U-Haul was apparently abandoned along Old Fredericksburg Road behind a Red Lobster restaurant located at Loop 1604 and I-10, just hours after the ATM was stolen across town.

Investigators say the theft of the ATM happened at a Pioneer Bank on Basse Road, near Broadway, just before 5 a.m. on Friday.

Someone used a tractor to rip the ATM out of the ground. They even left the tractor running in the parking lot before taking off with the ATM.

About two hours later, police found it in the back of a stolen U-Haul truck. Detectives said someone wearing an orange or yellow shirt was seen running off into a wooded area. A white car was also spotted in the area.

No arrests have been made.


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