Would-be ATM thieves flee empty-handed
ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Someone tried to steal an ATM from a taco shop near the Westfield North County mall early Thursday but fled empty-handed.
The would-be thief or thieves ripped the front doors off of Chito’s Taco Shop on Del Lago Boulevard near East Via Rancho Parkway shortly after 2:30 a.m., according to Escondido police Sgt. Fred Cheatham. It was not immediately clear whether the abortive attempt was caught on surveillance video.
Cheatham said the suspect vehicle was described as a tan Chevy pickup truck.