Police: Snookers Broken Into and ATM Vandalized

An unidentified person broke into Snookers early Monday morning and attempted to rob the ATM machine.

The Utica police are investigating a breaking and entering at Snookers' Pool and Pub early Monday morning after a person entered the bar around 4 a.m. and tried to pry open an automated teller machine.

Snookers employees told police the bar was closed and the alarm was set at 3:24 a.m. as the manager and all employees exited the building.

The alarm was de-activated at 4:17 a.m. using the manager's code and video surveillance captured a person entering the store at 4:18 a.m. and attempting to break open the ATM using a crow bar.

The person was not able to open the ATM, but left more than $2,500 in damages to the machine.

Police said the video was too dark to determine the person's identity, but police were able to determine the person was wearing bright white tennis shoes.

No latent fingerprints were left at the scene, according to a police report.

Pry marks were found on the front door of the bar as well.

All managers and employees working before the breaking and entering have been interviewed.

The case remains open. Anyone with information is asked to call the Utica Police Department at 586-731-2345.

For questions on the police blotter, contact marina.cracchiolo@patch.com.

jholeton jr February 17, 2012 at 02:38 PM
It was probably another former employee who needed a drug fix. Am I the only one who is beginning to see a pattern here? Maybe Utica/Shelby Twp. has a slight drug problem? Naw! We just have alot of out of work "tweens" who like going to prison. Its that whole "ghansta" lifestyle thing.
Richard Strain February 18, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Mr holeton you certainly are the only one that sees a drug problem in our community. You must have gained these observation traits with your college education....fact is that drugs are in our schools and neighborhoods...I won't say any names but the most prominent high schools in Shelby are loaded with prescription drug abusers...heroin users.....marijuana...and over the counter drugs as well....and these dirtbags will continue to Rob from the community to fund their habit.....


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