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Hey, Where Are You Going... With That Entire ATM Machine?

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Burglars have reportedly been targeting ATMs and stealing entire machines from outside of businesses on the Westside and Midtown in what the LA Times is calling "a mini-crime wave."

A series of burglaries, from Venice to the Wilshire District, began in April, Los Angeles police say. Two suspects pried open a number of machines to steal cash, occasionally making off with the whole device via a white pickup truck, according to authorities.