Police are looking for a pair of brazen, "sophisticated" thieves who disconnected an 800-pound ATM with about $96,000 inside and rolled it out of a Delaware County hospital on a dolly.
The ATM, minus the cash, and the van the thieves used for their getaway were found aflame in Southwest Philadelphia last night, more than 24 hours after the the heist at he Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Upper Darby.
Upper Darby Police Superintendant Michael Chitwood said the pair, wearing baseball caps and keeping their heads down to conceal their facial features from surveillance cameras, disconnected three cables and successfully disarmed the ATM's alarm to carry out their caper.
"This was sophisticated, well planned, well managed," Chitwood said. "When you view the video, they didn't have a care in the world. They knew what they were doing and where they were going.
With one carrying a clipboard and the other pushing a dolly, the pair entered the hospital's lobby about 8:24 p.m. Monday and left two minutes later with the ATM, which was valued at $17,000 and had in excess of $96,000 inside, police said.
At 8:45 p.m., they are seen leaving the parking lot in a white Ford econoline van.
"This is robbery at point of dolly," said Chitwood, who said police were seeking the public's help in finding the thieves.
One man is described as white and 5-10 to 6 feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a black sweatshirt andblack and red Phillies baseball cap.
The other is a clean-shaven dark complected white or Hispanic male, 5-11 to 6 feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a grey sweatshirt and a black baseball cap.