SAVANNAH, GA (August 11, 2015): Southside Precinct detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the theft of an automatic teller machine containing a significant sum of cash from a South State Bank branch early Sunday morning.

Just before 5 a.m. Metro responded to a security alarm activation at the branch on Mall Boulevard. Officers observed that the ATM was missing.

A stolen boom lift used for construction was found behind a nearby restaurant on the 400 block of Mall Boulevard. Investigators believe the lift was used to remove the machine before it was placed in a vehicle with an unknown driver.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on this case should call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.