A thief made off with $76,000 while a worker was re-filling ATM machines this morning.
An ATM repairman got a big surprise when he left a job Tuesday night.
A large bag of cash containing hundreds of thousands of dollars was missing from his private vehicle.
The unidentified repairman was parked outside the Rose Garden Chinese-American Food takeout restaurant at the corner of 10th Street and Susquehanna Avenue in North Philadelphia as he worked on the ATM inside the store for about 90 minutes.
“When he came out just after 6 o’clock he realized that his bag of cash was taken from his vehicle,” said Philadelphia Police Inspector Scott Small.
The bag of cash contained an estimated $76,000 in cash, according to police.
“That’s his job to carry that much money because he fills ATM machines in the area,” Small said.
Private surveillance inside and outside the restaurant captured two men entering the store, buying something and then taking the money from the car, according to police.
“The recording seems to be very clear,” Small said.
What wasn’t clear was if the men broke into the car or if it was left open. In any case, police say they fled west on Susquehanna.
The truck was towed away from the scene so it could be dusted for prints.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact Philly Police.