MSP investigating theft of trucks, one used in attempted ATM robbery

FLINT TWP. — Two men were arrested early Sunday in connection with the theft of eight new pick-up trucks, one of which was crashed into an ATM at a Flint Township bank.

Genesee County Central Dispatch received a call just after 6 a.m. saying that several 2020 Chevrolet and GMC trucks had just been stolen and were headed south on Grand Traverse Street and Hemphill Road.

Michigan State Police said the trucks were taken from an overflow parking lot, and troopers began searching for the vehicles.

A call came in a short time later by OnStar saying an unoccupied 2020 Chevy Silverado had been found at Sovita Credit Union, 4411 Calkins Road. Police said the truck appeared to have been rammed into the ATM in an attempt to steal money.

A second OnStar call reported a signal from one of the stolen trucks coming from a wooded area near Stalker School on Walton Avenue off Flushing Road. Police found six of the stolen trucks in the woods still running, and several suspects were spotted. When they saw the troopers on the scene, several suspects jumped out of the vehicles and fled on foot and on bicycles

Police said one person was apprehended while trying to run away, and a second person was arrested a short time later with an eighth truck. Police said footprints from the bank were matched to the suspect caught in the woods, and he has been cooperative in the investigation.

Police said the two suspects in custody may face charges of unlawful driving away of an automobile and safe cracking.