Kingston police investigating crash, ATM theft at convenience store  – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

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KINGSTON, MASS. (WHDH) – Kingston police asked for the public’s help Thursday after a group of unknown individuals allegedly drove a pickup truck into a convenience store and stole an ATM. 

Police in a post on Facebook said the incident happened early Thursday morning at the Mobil gas station at 130 Main Street in Kingston. 

Police said the suspects stole the truck before ramming it into the front of the store and taking the ATM. Investigators later found pieces of the ATM and the stolen truck abandoned behind a sand pile near a cranberry bog in a remote area of Kingston, according to police.

Police shared a photo of the aftermath of the incident, showing the store with a smashed front window. Merchandise, broken glass and bent metal could be seen scattered around the area.

“There are several pieces of evidence being pursued and the investigation remains active,” police said. 

Separate security camera video shared with 7NEWS showed a white pickup truck pulling into the gas station just after 5 a.m. 

The truck is seen stopping in front of the convenience store windows before reversing through the glass. 

People soon jump out of the truck and rush inside. 

“They were kind of in and out,” said Het Patil, whose family owns the gas station. “They knew what they wanted. They got it and that was it.”

“It was a big mess,” Patil said of the crash’s aftermath. “Pasta sauce everywhere, all the food was everywhere, glass was everywhere.”

Investigators said this crime was similar to several others in the region in the last few months.

After this latest incident, Kingston police said detectives and officers would be canvassing the areas of Allerton Street, Smelt Pond Road, Raboth Road and part of Main Street on Thursday  to gather evidence. 

While investigators continued their efforts, police asked area residents with video surveillance to review their video for any suspicious activity between 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

Back at their gas station, Patil’s family was boarding up Thursday and hoping to reopen soon.

“We never thought that would happen to us,” Patil said. “It’s surprising, but we’re going to come back from it. We’re going to come back from it good.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Lt. Mike Skowyra by email at mskowyra@kpdmass.org or by phone 781-585-0523 ext. 6662.

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