Forklift used to damage bank in theft attempt

Published 8:51 am Monday, December 7, 2009

BB&T Bank was damaged at 4:15 a.m. Friday morning by a piece of heavy machinery in an apparent attempt to get money from an ATM, according to a release from Greenville police spokesman Lt. Anthony Barganier.

A forklift, known as a Lull, was stolen from the parking lot at Butler County Bank and driven down the bypass to BB&T Bank, where it was used to damage an ATM and drive-through awning.

Greenville Police Officers responded within minutes, and their quick response likely prevented the suspect (or suspects) from taking the ATM, Barganier said.

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The bank was conducting an inventory Friday to determine if any money was stolen.

The case is still under investigation, and anyone with any information is asked to call the G.P.D. Investigations Division at 382-7461.