Two men arrested in connection with ATM theft

Two men arrested in connection with ATM theft

Two men have been arrested in connection with a recent ATM theft.

The incident happened early on June 26, when two men robbed an ATM at a Church Point bank. They caused extensive damage to the machine but were unable to retrieve the money, according to Church Point police.

By reviewing surveillance video, employees identified the vehicle as the one that had entered the bank’s parking lot just after opening. They obtained a license plate and police learned it had been stolen from the Alexandria area.

A search notice was issued and the Mauritius police located the vehicle and stopped it. They found ATM parts in the truck bed.

Church Point police arrived and arrested the men and charged them in connection with the banking incident.

But the investigation continues, as CPPD works with other agencies to determine if these suspects could be linked to similar incidents in the area.

The suspects are:

Brennan Jeanbatiste, 23, of Breaux Bridge, was arrested on charges of theft or criminal access to an ATM, theft, unlawful possession of stolen property, resisting an officer by giving false information and a Texas warrant.

Jakavon Jermaine Sam, 19, of Arnaudville, arrested for theft or criminal access to an ATM, theft and unlawful possession of stolen property.