BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff's Office are hoping security video will help lead to the arrests of the people caught on camera trying to break into a Benton area ATM.
Investigators say the people see in the security video tried to break into the ATM at Barksdale Federal Credit Union in the 100 block of W. Linton Road in the early morning hours of June 18 and June 19.
"That's pretty gutsy. it's plain and simple," said Lt. Bill Davis with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office.
Video recorded on June 18 just after midnight shows at least two men at the credit union One is wearing khaki-colored pants, a black jacket, rubber boots, a black mask, black hat, and gloves.
The second man is seen wearing a mask, gloves, work boots, dark pants and a black jacket with white stars on the upper front and lower back. Detectives say the jacket also had the numbers 08 in white on both sides of the upper sleeve.
"They tried to cut in with some tools and, once inside, again, tried to get into the ATM but were unsuccessful," said Davis.
Even though the thieves were disguised, detectives are hopeful someone will recognize the distinctive black jacket with white stars and the numbers "08."
Surveillance video from after midnight the next night shows the two men once again trying to break into the same ATM . One of them is wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and tennis shoes. The second man is wearing a black jacket and black pants. Both men are seen in the video wearing black hats and masks.
Investigators say the men damaged the ATM and the office area of the credit union but did not get away with any cash.
Surveillance video also shows the same vehicle, a white, 4-door Chevrolet Aveo with a rear spoiler, used in the crime on both nights.
"It was a black jacket with white stars along the front and then the numbers 0-8 on the sleeve on both sides. Quite unique and you combine that with a four-door white Chevy Aveo, somebody in this area has got to know who owns that jacket and who owns that car," Davis said.
Although it appears the masked figures are male, detectives have not ruled out the possibility that there could be a female involved and they say the race of the suspects has not been determined.
Detectives believe as many as four or more people may be involved in the crime.
Anyone with information on the identities of the would-be ATM bandits or who might recognize the car seen in the surveillance video is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at 318-424-4100.