COWETA COUNTY (CBS46)—They wanted cold hard cash.

Rather than target a bank, these crooks decided to go after an ATM.

It happened in Coweta County on July 31 just after 1 a.m.

Deputies said the two men first stole a white F350 pickup truck.

Their crime spree continued. Next, they pulled up to the ATM located at 2744 E Highway 34. “They hooked up a heavy-duty tow chain to the [truck’s] back bumper and attempted to pull the ATM,” according to a Facebook post from Coweta County deputies.

The thieves didn’t have any luck with the heavy-duty tow chain, so they decided to try another method. They used a yellow Dewalt crowbar, hoping to pry open the front of the ATM.

This didn’t work either.

The men got frustrated and ditched the stolen truck.

Detectives would still like to talk to the criminals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Shawn Wade at SWADE@COWETA.GA.US.

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