A man has succeeded in unbolting and stealing an entire Automated Teller Machine (ATM) from a hotel.
An Associated Press report said police have launched an investigation after it emerged that the man spent more than four hours working to unbolt the ATM from the floor and later dragged the 136 kg machine out the door
The incident occured at a hotel n Montana, the La Quinta Inn and Suites.
Manager of the hotel, Gail Linnell told KULR-TV that the surveillance video shows the man walked into the hotel in Billings at about 3 p.m. Saturday, took the stairs to the upper level, walked down the stairs to where the ATM sat and unbolted it from the floor.
Linnell says the man dragged the ATM out of the hotel just before 7:30 p.m. The hotel released surveillance video with images of the suspect.
Billings police spokesman Lt. Neil Lawrence declined disclosing the amount of money in the machine. No arrests have been made.