Maine man charged with stealing ATM from store

Posted Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:14 a.m.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A Maine man accused of taking a cash machine from a convenience store and driving off with it in the back of a pickup truck faces charges including aggravated assault.

Scarborough police who arrived at the convenience store late Sunday found the front door had been ripped off, and soon spotted the pickup with the ATM in the back. Police say the truck backed into a police cruiser and then sped off.

Arrested after a short pursuit was 31-year-old Brian Andrews of Old Orchard Beach, who was driving a stolen truck.

Andrews is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on charges including aggravated assault, eluding an officer, burglary and refusal to submit to arrest. There was no paperwork at the jail Monday morning indicating whether he had an attorney.