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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Two weeks ago, a man with an elaborate plan, a stolen U-Haul and forklift, pulled off the overnight heist of an ATM from a Georgetown bank.

Georgetown Police found the U-Haul later that night and the emptied-out ATM was found in a field Monday. But who is the man who orchestrated such a complicated crime? Crime Stoppers got the video in hopes someone can tell police who he is.

Georgetown Police said they believe only one man is behind the crime. Detective Joey Valdez says the thief stole a forklift from a construction site near Stock Yards Bank & Trust on Showalter Drive and also drove a stolen U-Haul to the scene of the crime.

Surveillance video from several angles of the bank and nearby Scott County Public Library shows the man positioning the forklift then driving up in the U-Haul around 3:30 in the morning of Dec. 1.

He then uses the forklift to ram the ATM, breaking the bolts fastening it to the ground. Once it’s loose, he tries loading it into the U-Haul, but the forks got caught on the exterior of the truck, causing the ATM to fall off and roll down a hill.

He’s later seen, scooping it up just off the library’s property, loading it into the U-Haul, and driving away.

Police say it’s obvious their suspect is comfortable operating heavy machinery and is now in possession of a lot of money. If you know someone matching this description, Crime Stoppers wants to hear from you. Your call cannot be traced and you never have to leave your name or number.


You’re also eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. Just call the tip line at 859-253-2020 or submit on the site