An Edmonton man has been charged in relation to two recent ATM thefts on the south side.
On Saturday, March 11, police said an ATM was stolen from a hotel in the area of Calgary Trail and 51 Avenue. On March 21, police were called to the Rexall pharmacy in the area of 110 Street and 51 Avenue after an ATM was targeted.
Damage to the buildings and machines is believed to be “in excess of $100,000,” police said in a release Monday.
Watch below: Police release surveillance video they say shows two suspects stealing an ATM from the Ramada Edmonton South near 53 Avenue and Calgary Trail on March 11, 2017.
John Joshua Ford, 43, has been charged with seven counts including shop break and commit theft under $5,000 and shop break with intent.
Police allege Ford has been linked to at least two other ATM thefts and additional charges are pending.
He was taken into custody March 22 without incident.
These are only two incidents in a rash of recent ATM thefts across the city and police believe they’re not all linked. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 780-423-4567. Information can also be anonymously provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-880-222-8477 or online.