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Bank machines stolen in D.C., Prince George’s County

Police in the District and in Prince George’s County are investigating whether the theft of two automated teller machines from Exxon gas stations early Friday are related, according to authorities.

The first occurred about 3:45 a.m. in the 10800 block of Indian Head Highway in Fort Washington. Prince George’s police said two people smashed a dark-colored pickup truck through the front of the station and pushed the ATM into the bed of the truck.

D.C. Police said that about 5:15 a.m., an ATM was taken from another Exxon station in the 2600 block of Benning Road NE, about 12 miles away but straight up Interstate-295.

D.C. police said there was damage to the back of the Benning Road Exxon station, but they did not say whether the vehicle, described as a black pickup truck, also crashed through a wall.

Anyone with information is urged to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099 or Prince George’s County police at 301-749-5064. Prince George’s police have posted pictures of the incident on the department Web site.

Peter Hermann covers crime for The Washington Post.

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