Lake City ATM thieves arrested

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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 Sheriffโ€™s Office deputies arrested Ahkeim Rashid Griffin, 20, of White Springs in connection with the theft.

Ahkeim Rashid Griffin
Courtesy of LCPD Ahkeim Rashid Griffin
Andrew Jordan Brown
Courtesy of LCPD Andrew Jordan Brown

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 bankโ€™s drive-thru.

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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.

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Cynthia Binder

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