• Thieves snatch ATM from Family Dollar

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    ATLANTA - Thieves broke into a southwest Atlanta Family Dollar store and snagged the ATM early Tuesday, police said.

    Officers tell Channel 2 Action News they responded to an alarm call at the store on Lakewood Avenue and Metropolitan Parkway just before 6 a.m.

    Atlanta police Capt. Scott Kreher said the thieves pried open the doors and took a small ATM located just inside.

    Surveillance video showed five or six men dressed in hoodies and gloves hop out of a blue Chrysler minivan, police said.

    The entire crime took less than a minute, according to Kreher.

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