ASHTON – Lee County sheriff’s investigators are looking for whomever stole a truck from Franklin Grove and used it Sunday morning to yank an ATM machine from the wall outside Central Bank Illinois in downtown Ashton.
The alarm at the bank at 803 Main St. went off, and when deputies arrived at 2:09 a.m., they found a white extended-cab pickup with a chain attached to the ATM abandoned at the scene.
The truck was stolen earlier that night, Deputy Chief Derek Ranken said in a news release.
Ranken declined to release further information given how new the investigation is.
Investigators are asking anyone with information or surveillance footage to call 815-284-6631 or Lee/Ogle Crimestoppers, the anonymous reward hotline, at 888-228-4488. Use case number 7997.
Crimestoppers does not ask for tipsters’ names and does not have caller ID. Tips leading to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.