Now Dallas area authorities are reporting a variation on this type of crime. Businesses hardened their locations to prevent the burglaries and now thieves have upped the ante by using heavy equipment to facilitate these crimes.
"OFFICERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE AWARE OF ANY CONSTRUCTION SITES WITH HEAVY EQUIPMENT WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A BANK OR ANY OTHER BUILDING WHICH MAY HAVE AN ATM MACHINE INSIDE," a Dallas police bulletin says. "OFFICERS SHOULD ALSO BE AWARE OF ANY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT THAT IS MOVING DURING THE NIGHT TIME." Source: Dallas Morning NewsThieves can be quite inventive.