Two suspects wanted for attempting to steal an outdoor ATM from Ameris Bank in Lake City were arrested on Thursday.
According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, LCPD officers arrested Andrew Jordan Brown, 22, of Lake City and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Ahkeim Rashid Griffin, 20, of White Springs in connection with the theft.
The incident occurred on July 21 when LCPD officers were dispatched at 4:52 a.m. to an alarm at Ameris Bank (2357 W. US Highway 90). When they arrived, officers discovered an ATM missing from its foundation near the bank’s drive-thru.
Drag marks were seen on the asphalt leading through the Lake City Mall parking lot heading northeast. Another officer then observed a white utility truck traveling north and dragging the ATM on NW Bascom Norris Drive. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, two occupants got out of the truck and fled on foot into a wooded area. The utility truck was reported stolen from Madison County.
Brown and Griffin are being charged with grand theft.
The release stated more arrested are expected.