Police Recover Stolen ATM, Arrest Suspect


The ATM stolen from St. Lawrence University's Brewer Bookstore has been recovered by police and a 21 year old Canton man now faces charges.

Canton village police have charged Brandon Crandall, 21, with two felony counts of grand larceny and a single felony count of criminal mischief for his alleged participation in the theft.

Police are also looking for an accomplice who helped Crandall remove the machine from the bookstore's entryway last Friday night.

Police recovered the ATM from a field behind Crandall's Sykes Road home.

They also found $17,500 in cash. Police believe the accomplice may have another $17,000.

Police say Crandall and the other suspect may also have attempted to steal another ATM near Lake Placid earlier this month.

Crandall was arraigned in Pierrepont town court and released to the supervision of probation.

Our report from earlier in the week... 

Bank officials say the ATM stolen from St. Lawrence University's Brewer Bookstore last weekend does not put any customer personal information at risk for identity theft.
Thieves removed the ATM, valued at $6,500, from the unlocked vestibule of the bookstore sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning.

North Country Savings Bank president David Swanson tells 7 News the ATM was not capable of storing any personal information of customers who may have used it prior to it being stolen.

Neither Swanson or police will say how much money was put in the ATM when it was refilled last Wednesday.

Swanson says the stolen money is insured subject to a bank paid deductible.

Police say they have no suspects and are asking anyone who may have seen suspicious activity at the bookstore from Friday night around 10 p.m. to early Saturday morning to call them at 386-4561.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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