Police: ATM stolen with accomplice help

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Timothy Hollgarth, 33 Timothy Hollgarth, 33

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man is accused of stealing an ATM from a Decatur business.

Police say Timothy Hollgarth, 33, took the machine – which carries a $2,000 value – along with a 32-inch flat screen TV and two bags of loose-leaf tobacco from Mini Mart Express, a store located at 415 W. Grand Ave. They say he left behind damage to the store’s front door, a steel interior door and a cash register.

Officers say the total value of the things taken and damaged is $5,800.

The store owner said she last saw the business undamaged on the night of Aug. 2. When she came back on the evening of Aug. 4, she discovered the damage. Police say she identified Hollgarth on security camera and told officers he “frequently” comes to the store and is a “family friend”.

Police say security video shows Hollgarth and a second person force open the door and take the TV. They say he came back on his own and used a small crowbar to open the steel door, which gave him access to the ATM at the back of the building. He’s accused of coming back a third time with a different person and car, then working with that person to take the ATM and load it into the back seat.

Hollgarth is charged with two counts of burglary and another charge of possessing burglary tools. His bond is set at $50,000 in Macon County.

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