Driver allegedly crashes truck into Waldoboro Hannaford, tries to take ATM

Police were investigating Tuesday morning a burglary at the Hannaford store in Waldoboro in which the perpetrator drove a vehicle into the building in an attempt to steal the automated teller machine.
Stephen Betts
Police were investigating Tuesday morning a burglary at the Hannaford store in Waldoboro in which the perpetrator drove a vehicle into the building in an attempt to steal the automated teller machine. Buy Photo
Posted Oct. 08, 2013, at 9:47 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 08, 2013, at 5:02 p.m.

WALDOBORO, Maine — A driver smashed his pickup truck into the foyer of the local Hannaford supermarket early Tuesday morning in a failed attempt to steal money from an automated teller machine, according to local police.

The truck got stuck and the driver fled the scene.

Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Labombarde said the investigation was just beginning but that the truck was impounded by police.

The chief said police were called at 3:30 a.m. by a passing motorist on his way to work, who reported that a truck had crashed into the store. Waldoboro police, assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Terry Michaud, responded and found that someone had tried to remove the ATM but failed.

The chief said he has obtained surveillance camera footage from the store in an effort to identify the person or people involved.

The store reopened later in the day after debris was cleared up and the building was found to be structurally sound.

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