Attempted ATM Theft from Sunoco - 119 Merrimack St. Methuen

The Methuen Police Department is investigating an attempted larceny of an ATM from the Sunoco Gas Station located at 119 Merrimack St.

On 12/31/16 at approx. 3:09 am, an older model Brown Honda CRV (no plate) backed up into the glass by the ATM and shattered the window. Two masked male suspects then entered the store and attempted to remove the ATM.  One suspect placed a chain around the ATM while the other suspect was alerted by the clerk yelling at them. He then threw a couple bottles of windshield washer fluid towards the clerk.  The bottles landed on the floor in front of the counter.  The suspects didn’t say anything to the clerk.  When the vehicle fled the store the chain must have come off of the ATM, which caught the front door of the ATM and ripped it off.  The money was still intact in the ATM. The vehicle was last seen heading down Merrimack St. towards Lawrence.

If you have any information on this crime, please contact the Methuen Police Department at 978-983-8698.