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UPDATE: Suspects Tried to Steal Lafayette ATM Destroying Machine but Didn’t Get a Dime

UPDATE (2/18/2020 at 1:00PM)– Detectives with Baton Rouge Police Department made contact with Lafayette Police in reference to five male suspects in custody following an attempted ATM theft. Following an investigation by LPD, it was learned that the same suspects were responsible for the attempted theft of an ATM from a local bank in the 5200 block of Johnston St. on February 16th at approximately 2:25 am in Lafayette. At the completion of the investigation with Baton Rouge PD, all five suspects will be transferred to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for booking on the active warrants for Attempted Theft (over $100,000), Criminal Conspiracy and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
The suspects are:
21-year-old Kobe Stephens, Houston, Tx.
18-year-old Kylan MaCoy, Pearland, Tx.
18-year-old Dartamian Landry, Houston, Tx.
20-year-old Davon Crumity, Houston, Tx
20-year-old Travonteay Stephens, Houston, Tx.
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating a botched atm theft at a Chase Bank on Johnston St over the weekend.
Monday atm officials were taking apart the atm that was badly damaged when suspects attempted stealing the atm and breaking into it for money.
The ATM was never opened all the way so no money was stolen.
The guys taking the machine apart say a truck had to pull off the atm off of the platform a task that isn’t easy.
Later Sunday morning neighbors in the area were shocked to see this happen here.

“I’m surprised they are very surprised that it happened in this busy area busy intersection,” said Adrienne Stevens, Broussard Veterinary Clinic. “There was nobody around early Sunday morning, but I still think there would be some kind of traffic in this area so it’s very interesting to see.”Because of where it’s at Adrienne Stevens doesn’t believe that the suspects will be able to get away with this crime.

“I would think it be very hard they got cameras all over the place,” said Stevens. “Camera on the ATM, a camera on the lights over there I would think it would be difficult to do.”

News 15 requested the surveillance video but Lafayette Police are not releasing the video at this time.

The safe will be taken to Baton Rouge with a police escort.
This incident is still under investigation.
If you know the suspects or have any information you can call the Lafayette police department or Crimestoppers.