Thieves use an ATV in an attempt to steal an ATM from the Delta Schools Credit Union in Antioch on Sunday morning
broke in branch; VSEO provides details; more than $100,000 in damage right in front of the building; attempt at Bank of Amandthe rica branch on Lone Tree Way sunday morning can be linked
By Allen D. Payton
In a post on their Facebook page on Sunday, April 17, Delta Schools Federal Credit Union announced the attempted theft of the ATM at their Lone Tree Way branch earlier that morning.
“I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. It happened this morning at 4 am. So before you go to the ATM, I just wanted you to know that the best in Antioch decided to try and rob the ATM. They couldn’t get anything, they just destroyed the facade of the building and the ATM. Many thanks to Adam Wetzel of Next Level Solutions for answering the 6am call and dispatching a team to shore up and secure the building. Call him at 925-457-4966 for your construction needs. Twice he came out and helped us in an emergency. Be safe there. Thanks to Freedom Alarm for sending the police and getting out of the office.
When reached for comment, Credit Union CEO and President Rob Greaff said: ‘It was a comedy of errors watching it on video. They nearly ran over one of the guys three times. “They were using a Gator type recreational vehicle using a chain,” he continued. “It was a four-seater with a utility bed in the back. They had that planned. They had chains, crowbars and even an extra gas can.
The thieves also broke into the branch and caused more damage with a crowbar.
“They tried to get behind the window. But it’s bulletproof glass, so it didn’t shatter. Then they left,” Greaff said. “I am uploading CCTV footage and sharing it with Brentwood and Antioch Police.”
“I got the call around 4:10 a.m.,” he said. “Cameras showed they started around 4:02 a.m. and made several attempts before finally breaking through and triggering the motion detector.”
“The B of A in Brentwood on Lone Tree was also hit Sunday morning, by the Carl’s Jr. in Shady Willow Lane,” he shared. “Brentwood police are waiting for photos of this incident to compare. The officer who showed up to us said someone had seen him fly over Lone Tree and was going to check out the homeless encampments.
“All they did was damage the entire facade of the building after four attempts, then damage the interior and leave us with a blood sample,” Greaff continued. “They cut themselves on something.”
“I was lucky enough to have someone come on an Easter Sunday morning. Otherwise, I would have had to stay here all day and all night,” he explained. “The good part is everyone is safe. Everything can be repaired and replaced. But a lot of damage. I don’t know the dollar amount. The gentleman who came out, who was only looking outside, said it was a minimum of $100,000 physical damage. But this does not include interior damage.
The total amount of damages will not be known until all subcontractors provide him with estimates.
“It makes you feel violated that someone can come in and do this and we know there hasn’t been any support to continue in the past,” Greaff added. “We don’t know if that will change. But if they are not treated, they will continue to do the same.
The credit union serves the financial needs of current and retired teachers and staff of Antioch and East County schools and any resident throughout the community.
“Any local resident can come in and open an account,” he explained.
The credit union has two branches located at 5123 Lone Tree Way in the Venture Commerce Center and 701 W. 18th Street across from Antioch High School and both are open.
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