Thieves Ram Truck Into Ft. Washington Store to Steal ATM; 2nd ATM Stolen in D.C.

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    Two ATMs were brazenly stolen from gas stations in Prince George's County and northeast D.C. early Friday. News4's Pat Collins has the latest. (Published Friday, Aug 2, 2013)

    Three ATMs were found in the District Friday -- the same day two machines were stolen from gas stations in Prince George's County and northeast D.C.

    Friday morning, a theft was reported at an Exxon station on Indian Head Highway at Fort Washington Road around 3:40 a.m. Investigators say two men wearing ski masks backed their truck into the wall of the gas station, ran inside and stole the ATM.

    Thieves Steal ATM From Gas Station

    [DC] Thieves Steal ATM From Gas Station
    Prince George's County Police say two people rammed a truck into a Ft. Washington gas station to steal an ATM machine. (Published Friday, Aug 2, 2013)

    Moulton Kim, the gas station's owner, was in the back of the store during the incident.

    "...[T]hey backed it up and broke the window, and two guys, they picked up the ATM machine and that's all," Moulton Kim said.

    RAW VIDEO: Men Ram Truck Into Store, Steal ATM

    [NATL DC]  RAW VIDEO: Men Ram Truck Into Store, Steal ATM
    Prince George's County Police say two people rammed a pickup truck into a Ft. Washington gas station and stole an ATM machine.Moulton Kim, the gas station's owner, was in the back of the store at the time. Kim told News4's Megan McGrath the crime happened very fast. (Published Friday, Aug 2, 2013)

    There was about $1,500 in the machine last time Kim checked Thursday evening.

    Within hours of that incident, D.C. Police said two men in a black pickup truck stole an ATM from a gas station in the 2600 block of Benning Road NE. The machine had been bolted into the concrete, but now a twisted metal plate is all that remains.

    Prince George's County Police say they are investigating the theft of an ATM from a gas station in the 3700 block of Crain Highway Thursday morning around 4 a.m. Suspects used a stolen white pickup truck to knock over the ATM bolted outside the gas station. Police say the truck was recovered in Northeast D.C.

    No injuries were reported in any of the cases and police are not confirming if they are related.

    According to police, three ATMs were found just after 1 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of 51st Street NE. One was found on the back of a pickup truck -- similar to the one used in the Benning Road NE incident.

    Stay with NBCWashington.com and News4 for more on this developing story.