Stolen ATM dumped on Richmond Street, take two

ATM dumped curbside on Richmond Street on Dec. 23ATM dumped curbside on Richmond Street on Dec. 23Richmond Street has evidently become the preferred dumping ground for ATMs thieves working towns on the South Shore. On Dec. 23, someone dumped the ATM shown above around 5 a.m. on the sidewalk outside 115 Richmond Street. Boston Police later said that the ATM had been stolen overnight from a veterans post in Abington.

Today, neighbors were awoken at 3 a.m. by the familiar banging sound of a stolen ATM being dumped from a vehicle outside 113 Richmond, just one door up from the earlier incident. This time, Boston Police say the cracked-open machine had been hauled out of a Weymouth barber shop a few hours before it was dumped.

Boston Police detectives are working with counterparts from Abington and Weymouth to track down the criminals. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers, the anonymous tip line, at 1-800-494-TIPS.