Two Men in Custody After ATM is Ripped Out of Des Moines Walgreens

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Two men are in custody after allegedly ripping an ATM out of a Walgreens.

It happened around 5 a.m. at the pharmacy’s location at Douglas Avenue and Beaver Avenue. Police say the two men, 31-year-old Nicholas Robinson and 27-year-old Gary Robinson, rammed the front of the building with a truck, hooked onto the ATM inside the front door and then accelerated the truck and ripped the machine out of the building.

Police say the men fled from the scene northbound and abandoned their truck when they spotted police. They ran from the scene but were taken into custody around 5:40 a.m.  Both suspects were taken to the hospital for injuries suffered during the chase.  One was injured falling from a fence.  The other was caught by a K9.

Gary Robinson is charged with third-degree burglary and violating his probation.

Nicholas Robinson is charged with second-degree theft, third-degree burglary and violating his parole.

Both are in Polk County Jail without bond.


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