ATM stolen from Boone County convenience store

Boone County deputies say they are investigating after an ATM was stolen from inside the E-Mart early Monday morning in Ashford. (MGN Online)

Boone County deputies are investigating after an ATM was stolen from inside a convenience store.

The incident happened about 3 a.m. Monday at the E-Mart in Ashford, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

Two suspects forcefully entered the store and removed the ATM. The machine was removed by dragging it with a pickup truck.

Anyone living in the Ashford area who may have noticed something suspicious is asked to contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office. A deputy may be reached 24 hours a day by calling 304-369-9913.

“We are working diligently to solve this crime and we are asking that anyone with information, please contact us,” the news release said. “The ATM was dragged down the road behind a truck, someone had to see or hear something out of the ordinary early Monday morning. The vehicle was recovered in the Ashford Hill area a short time after the incident.”

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