A Marathon gas station in Monroe is facing major damages after an SUV crashed into it in an attempt to steal an ATM machine.
Roy Hanna has been the owner of the Marathon gas station and Roy's Mart for three years. He takes pride in his business being very clean and tidy, but he says that's not what it looked like early Friday morning.
"A total mess; everything was piled up all over the floor," said Hanna.
The incident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. at the Marathon gas station, 15278 S. Dixie Hwy. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene after Central Dispatch received information about a commercial burglary.
The crime was captured on the stations surveillance cameras. It shows the two suspects crashing a stolen maroon Dodge Durango into the front of Roy's Mart. The door and front wall of the station crumbling to the ground.
Then two suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts exited the vehicle and tied a strap around the ATM machine. They tried to pull the ATM out of the store, but failed and left empty handed.
The alleged crooks left front of the Roy's Mart in ruins.
"It's more of a heartbreak then anything else. It's going to cost me either way, it's costing me time. It's costing me a lot of heartache," said Hanna.