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      Greenville thieves take heavy equipment to steal entire ATM

      GREENVILLE (AP) -- Authorities say thieves used some stolen heavy equipment to steal an entire ATM from a South Carolina bank.

      Police told multiple media outlets that officers responding to an alarm around 4:30 a.m. Monday at a Wachovia branch in Greenville found a running front end loader and wires sticking up from the ground where the ATM once was.

      Investigators say the thieves stole the front end loader from a nearby construction site.

      Police are waiting to see if the bank's surveillance cameras got footage that could help the investigation.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

      APNP 01-18-10 1446EST

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