CHICAGO
01/12/2012 12:55 pm ET

Police Seek Men Who Stole Entire ATM From Chicago Credit Union

Chicago police are currently on the hunt for a trio of men who "withdrew" an entire ATM from a credit union in the city's Beverly neighborhood.

As the Chicago Sun-Times aptly describes, "like a scene out of the 2002 movie 'Barbershop,'" three men were captured on surveillance video collaborating to haul away an ATM from the lobby of the Chicago Postal Employee Credit Union, located at 10025 S. Western on the city's Far Southwest Side, last month.

The theft, according to NBC Chicago, happened around 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 14. Surveillance cameras show one man entering the credit union and removing the ATM, before a second man joins him to take the machine out of the building. A third man reportedly helped the initial thief get the machine into a car before the trio drove away from the scene.

As Times has previously reported, thefts of entire ATMs have been on the rise nationwide since the recession first hit.

Police have asked residents in the area to come forward with any reports of suspicious people, activities or vehicles. Anyone with information pertaining to the theft is urged to contact Calumet Area detectives at (312) 747-8273 or by e-mailing area2tipline@chicagopolice.org.

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