Thieves use tractor to try to steal ATM from Gilbert bank

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Attempted ATM robbery

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GILBERT -- Police are investigating an attempted ATM robbery in Gilbert.

It happened just before 5 a.m. Thursday at an M&I Bank near Higley and Queen Creek roads. Police said the would-be robbers tried to make off with the entire machine. Video from the scene shows that they didn't get past the parking lot.

Police said the suspects used a stolen John Deere tractor to bust the ATM loose.

By the times officers arrived on the scene, the thieves were gone. The ATM, however, was on the ground and all of the money was still inside.

It's early in the investigation, but at this point police have few leads in the case. They believe the tractor was stolen from Chandler Heights and Higley.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call the Gilbert Police Department.

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