Thieves Steal ATM Machine from Walgreens Store in San Mateo

A Walgreens in San Mateo remained closed Wednesday night, almost 20 hours after thieves drove right through its front doors and drove off with an ATM machine.

Police said it happened around 4 a.m. at the store located on 3rd Avenue and Ellsworth, and that the thieves used a stolen vehicle for the heist.

Both the car and a pried-open ATM were found about a block away.

It’s unclear how much money was stolen.

The Walgreen’s was closed all day except for the drive-up window, and it’s not certain they’ll be opening Thursday.

Police said there is surveillance video that they may release.

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