Two people have been arrested after robbing the ATM at a Mineola bank.
According to the Mineola Police Department, an alarm was reported at the BTH bank on North Pacific around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded and found nothing disturbed. Later in the day, it was found that the Peoples fiber optic lines and AT&T lines had been intentionally cut. It was discovered that the ATM building had been burglarized. During the investigation it was found that the fiber optic lines were cut when the alarm was reported and then the suspects left for a period of time and came back. The vault was cut with a cutting torch and grinding tools. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the vault.
On Tuesday, Police identified two of the suspects and had warrants issued for Theft over $20,000 under $100,000. On Wednesday, Mineola Police with the Wood and Rains County Sheriff's Department's arrested 33-year-old Jarrod Jackson of Brsly, Louisiana and 28-year-old Natasha Adams of Denham Springs, Louisiana in Emory. A search warrant was executed on the motel room they had rented.
Additional warrants were issued for the two from Mineola for Criminal Mischief over $20,000 under $100,000, for damage to the vault and Criminal Mischief over $1,500 under $20,000, involving the Fiber Optic lines that were cut.
Several thousand in twenty dollar bills were recovered, multiple torches, hoses, acetylene bottles, oxygen bottles, drills, grinders, pry bars, 223 and 40 caliber ammunition, along with an AR rifle and a .40 caliber handgun.
During the investigation, it was found that the suspects, along with others, have been burglarizing ATM machines all over the State of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Florida, Missouri. Several Federal, State and local agencies are involved.