Recently, police in the Birmingham area (UK) successfully caught a gang of thieves specializing in trucks rushing into banks to get money from ATMs, but never succeeded.
The gang was founded in 2018 and carried out a series of raids across Birmingham that resulted in thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Although established for a long time and only performed once a year, the members of the thief group seem to be quite inexperienced throughout their careers.
The gang made its first mission in October 2018, after stealing a truck and ramming the wall of the Social Bank. They then used a van to tow the ATM, but failed miserably and ended up fleeing the scene in another (also stolen) car.
The second incident took place in March 2019, they planned to tie belts to a cash withdrawal point at Lloyds Bank but in the end they fled the scene empty-handed when the police arrived.
Just 11 days later, a stolen van was used in the third operation, also to steal an ATM outside a convenience store; followed by May 10, 2019, but all failed!
Seemingly undaunted by previous failures, on August 8, 2020, the gang used two stolen vans and an Audi to ram another post office.
But this time, a member of the group was so scared that he dropped his mobile phone containing a photo of the gang’s identity, contact phone numbers and plans that they exchanged on Facebook Messenger.
Four people in the current group have been arrested and sentenced to 4-10 years in prison for the crimes: drug addiction, organized destruction, and theft.