Detectives have revealed that a group of men wearing masks stormed a hotel lobby near the Galleria and made off with the ATM.
The authorities have revealed that seven to 10 men entered the Houston Marriott West Loop just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the investigators, the men threatened the hotel security guard and a cleaning lady after making their way in the building. It turns out that the robbers had an easy time since the ATM was not bolted down.
The detectives revealed that the men made their way to the back of the lobby, tipped over the ATM, and carried it out the front door.
A report released by police indicated that the suspects threw the ATM in the back of a Dodge Magnum and took off in a second Dodge Magnum and a Chevy Impala.
The incident left no one hurt since at the time of the robbery, no guests were at the lobby. Detectives have surveillance video of the incident but are not releasing it at this time.
The police have also warned that if you have an ATM at your business, make sure it's bolted down, and make sure it's far away from the front doors of the premise.