Sheriff’s Office in Palm Beach County Investigating Series of Business Break-Ins

The Shadowy Thief: Unmasking the Criminal Behind Palm Beach County’s ATM Burglaries

Over the past year and a half, Palm Beach County has been plagued by a series of burglaries that have targeted businesses across the county. The common thread among these crimes is the inventory inside, particularly ATMs. Investigators believe that the targets are connected by their inventory and have taken place in various communities, from Palm Beach Gardens to Greenacres.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has recently posted about these crimes on social media, sparking safety concerns for residents like Jean Patten, whose community has been affected. Surveillance images of a possible suspect show an individual wearing a hoodie and other face coverings. Investigators suspect that this person may not be acting alone and uses tools to break into ATMs.

Some businesses targeted by these crimes have cameras, but the threat still remains. The sheriff’s office is determined to stop the person behind these crimes from continuing to terrorize businesses in the area. Patten, along with other concerned customers, is appealing to the suspect on a personal level, asking them to consider how they would feel if the situation were reversed. She also urges the criminals to pursue legitimate employment opportunities.

If anyone has information about these crimes, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS. The sheriff’s office is working diligently to bring those responsible for these burglaries to justice and restore peace in our community.


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