It sounds like a scene from a movie or TV show: a thief dresses up as a maintenance man and robs hotels of their ATM machines in broad daylight.
However, for two Traverse City area hotels, that was the reality they faced Friday.
According to reports:
"According to the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office and Traverse City Police Department, a man went to two different hotels - which were not identified by authorities - and told employees he was a service repair technician. He informed staff that the ATM machines were outdated and that he needed to replace them with current technology.
The man wheeled out the ATM machines from the hotels - one in Traverse City and one in East Bay Township - and left behind crates that appeared to contain the new machines. The crates, however, were empty.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6'2", 280 pounds, with glasses and a dark beard and hair. He was wearing a dark blue work uniform and a baseball hat and was driving a dark-colored early to mid-2000s four-door Chevrolet pick-up truck."
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