This entire event took about seven minutes and did not activate the ATM alarm, FBI special agent James Patrick wrote in an affidavit for an arrest warrant for the two men, describing a Dec. 8, 2013, heist in Douglas, Wyo.
SIMILAR THEFTS FOUND
, who works out of the FBIs
office in Casper, Wyo., was investigating the theft of $74,020 from a Converse County Bank ATM in Douglas when he
stumbled onto a much bigger caper.
learned that Guaranty Bank and Trust
in Castle Rock, Colo., had a similar ATM break-in three days after the Wyoming job.
Thieves cut bolts off the door and used a chain to pull it free.
They got away with $16,200.
issued a bulletin asking FBI offices across the country to notify him of any similar ATM heists.
learned of three a month earlier in Billings and Missoula, Mont.
The thieves cleared out $41,285 from those ATMs.
DODGE TRUCK PROVIDES LEAD
The first big break in the case came when Patrick
learned of a string of ATM thefts a year earlier in San Antonio, Texas.
Patrick, the FBI agent, obtained a search warrant and went through Verizon phone records connected to a phone Davenport carried with an Idaho number.
Signals from the phone registered on cell towers in many of the towns, usually minutes before the ATM robberies occurred, he
also obtained records from a nationwide criminal database.