Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives Investigating Break-in to ATM


August 4, 2020

Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted break-in to an ATM machine in western Lincoln County.

On July 31, 2020 around 3:30 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the Cash Points ATM machine at 756 N. NC 18 HWY after an alarm came in to the Lincoln County Communications Center.  Officers checked the back of the machine and discovered the door handle was bent and the door had been forced open.  The suspect was unable to gain access to the safe in the ATM.  The individual appeared to be white, about 5 feet – 2 inches tall with a heavy build and dark hair.

The suspect was wearing a head lamp with light colored band, a long sleeve shirt, and jeans. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Dan Snellings at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.  If your Crime Stoppers tip leads to an arrest you could receive a reward of up to $1,000 and you can remain anonymous.

Author: Margaret Beveridge