A Thanksgiving morning heist appears to have been thoroughly planned, netting thieves an automated teller machine (ATM) that used to occupy space at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
According to a report from Maui Police, sometime between 9:55 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. Thursday, one or more suspects used a pickup truck to slam than jam with the MACC ATM and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Pieces of the passenger side tail light were left at the scene which possibly identifies the make and model of the truck as a Nissan Frontier. Coincidentally, shortly before the incident, a black 2004 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck bearing Hawaii plates LBE-251 was stolen in Waihe’e area. It is not confirmed that the stolen truck was used in connection of the stolen ATM.
MPD is asking for the public’s assistance for information of the stolen ATM machine and/or the location of the stolen Nissan Frontier truck bearing plates LBE-251. If you have any information, please call Detective Derek Ka’aukai of the Criminal Investigation Division at 244-6433 (Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Central Dispatch
at 244-6400 at any time.