Burglary suspects use truck to break into El Segundo bank

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (KABC) -- A stolen truck was used to take out the entire storefront of a Chase Bank in El Segundo during an attempted burglary early Sunday.

El Segundo police responded to a burglary-in-progress alarm around 1:15 a.m. at the bank, located at a shopping mall at 780 S. Sepulveda Boulevard.

The alarm company, which utilizes real-time surveillance cameras, reported a flat-bed tow truck had backed into the bank's glass front entrance and doorway. Soon after, suspects were seen inside the bank.

When officers arrived, the truck was gone and they found a trail of shattered glass and metal debris scattered across the parking lot.

"Once they got on scene, they noticed the front glass doors to the business smashed," said El Seguno Police Department Sgt. Thomas Jones. "They did a search of the building. There was nobody inside and no suspect vehicles in the area."

It was not yet known whether the suspects were targeting the bank's ATMs or other items inside the bank, but no amount of money appeared to be missing.

Police located the abandoned flatbed AAA tow truck in Culver City at about 5:45 a.m. Based on the damage and description of the vehicle, authorities said it matches the description of the suspect vehicle depicted in surveillance photos they obtained.

Anyone with information related to the incident was urged to contact the El Segundo Police Department at 310-524-2200.
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