Illinois is full of dumb criminals that try to pull off stupid crimes and here is the latest ridiculous incident.

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Best Advice For Illinois Criminals 

If I had the opportunity to speak with a criminal in Illinois before they attempted a job, my advice would be very simple and to the point. Don't do it. Seriously, it is definitely not worth it. Let's be honest, the likelihood of actually pulling off it is not good. You're going to end up in jail.

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What Not To Do When Attempting To Steal An ATM Machine In Illinois

I know it sounds pretty crazy. Here's what not to do when attempting to steal an ATM machine in Illinois. First of all once again, please just don't do it. If you're feeling that it's something you must do then I'll give you a couple of pointers.

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Remember, an ATM might look like a little vending but it's far from it. Actually, it's more like a mini-safe. Without the proper know-how, training, and tools, there's no way you're pulling off a job like breaking into one. Here's the perfect example of what not to do.

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How Not To Steal An ATM Machine In Illinois

According to mystateline.com, 

Rockford Police say three thieves were thwarted in their attempt to use a U-Haul to steal an ATM from a PNC Bank branch.

 

Police said the ATM was heavily damaged, but the would-be thieves were unable to remove any currency from it.

 

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Dumb Illinois Criminals Doing Stupid Crimes

These dumb criminals in Illinois rented a U-haul truck. That's a bad start. The paperwork won't be very difficult to track down. Then, the suspects pulled the ATM machine from its location with the vehicle. Now add damage to property to their list of charges. I'm guessing those things are cheap.

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It's a safe bet that they caused damage to the U-haul too. There goes that security deposit. The thieves didn't think things through because they never even got into the machine to steal money. If you're going to risk going to jail, there has to be a big money payoff. I'm sure they didn't account for video cameras. Then, to wrap up this dumpster fire. When the cops arrived, they just took off running. They leave all the evidence behind including the rental truck.

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At least when they go to jail, this crew won't be alone. There are plenty of other dumb criminals locked up. I'm sure they will be joining this Cubs fan who stole booze from a grocery store by pretending to be an employee. Read about it, HERE. If want more dumb crime stories, sign up HERE.

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