ATM Machine Stolen from Farm Bureau Market in Concord

March 23, 2014 13:34 pm · 27 comments


The ATM machine at Farm Bureau Market (one of Concord’s oldest businesses) on Farm Bureau Rd. was stolen on Sunday morning just after 5-o’clock.

No suspect or vehicle information is currently available, but the witnesses say the wall outside of the store was damaged, and so was a window.

Locally, this is at least the second ATM stolen in the last couple of weeks; Another ATM at a gas station in Walnut Creek was stolen on March 10th.

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DanMtz March 23, 2014 at 1:55 PM

I’ve seen this movie before, maybe within the last week.

Cowellian March 23, 2014 at 1:57 PM

How much is the bank fee for withdrawing the whole ATM?

TinFoiler March 23, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Really now? So these ATM’s don’t have a battery backed up GPS tracker on them? No, You and I will absorb the costs.

Concernicus March 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

automated teller machine machine.

SoMuchForCommunity March 23, 2014 at 2:40 PM

This is sad. Really TinFoiler? Someone’s property was damaged and stolen from and you have no empathy? You can only think of yourself, who has NOT been harmed whatsoever.

Jogger March 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM

It actually happened at 4:45 this morning, so a little before 5am. Made one hell of a noise too.

Jogger March 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM

(Oh and there were at least 2, and I think 3 cars involved)

ktop March 23, 2014 at 2:51 PM

I know who did it. Let’s go guys. Really?

Cowellian March 23, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Tinfoiler is right. We all pay for crime in our community. Whether it’s shoplifting at the grocery stores, auto theft, or bank robbery. We pay for crime with higher prices at the cash register, higher fees, higher insurance premiums, and ultimately, more expenses in the criminal justice system.

Not such a great idea... March 23, 2014 at 3:33 PM

And the historical society, according to the newspaper, is moving all their historic treasures into the old Farm Bureau building across the street. Maybe not a real great idea.

Mom of a Claycordian March 23, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Come on. In this day of every kind of surveillance possible, they have no GPS or other device to track these very expensive machines, let alone all the money inside???? I have no pity personally. Sorry for the little store but that place is so out in the middle of nowhere it was an easy target.

Starving student March 23, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Well, if there were jobs in concord (as well as the surrounding area), people wouldn’t have to resort to this kinda crap. This prolly wasn’t thugs, stealing an atm that’s someone with a plan

Just sayin March 23, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Pittsburg is right down the road.

mwo1859 March 23, 2014 at 4:22 PM

My dad was born and raised just around the corner from that store. They had a walnut farm.

So out of the way?!?! March 23, 2014 at 5:32 PM

It’s a main vein between the North Concord neighborhoods and Clayton rd. Poor city planning is what keeps it a one-lane “back road”.

Mom of Concord, you are the epitome of class. Blaming the victim is surely the mark of an upstanding human being. I’m sure your pity is very valuable and should be given sparingly. Let me just see how much it is worth in today’s market. Hold on, just take a sec. Punching it up on the computer now…okay…these damn things are so old…oh! Here we go. It says your pity is worth, “f*ck all”. I hope you weren’t banking on that pity of yours being valuable enough to live off of. You may have to sell the high horse you’re sitting on to cover your loses on the pity market…

Anon March 23, 2014 at 5:57 PM

If you need beer, ice, snacks or soda’s please help out this store. The damage to the front of the store cost more than the ATM.

This is a family business in one of the few historical buildings in Concord and I know they need help.

Anonymous March 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM

@starving student – please give us all a break! First, there’s no excuse for stealing; if you’re hungry, there are plenty of food bank and/or free meal services in the area to obtain food without taking someone else’s property. If you can’t afford gas for your vehicle, sell your vehicle and buy a bicycle, or walk or ride public transit wherever you need to go. Can’t afford your current housing, then move or find someone to share your current place. There ARE jobs to be had in the area. They may not be your “dream job” but you’ll earn money to pay some of your expenses. If you can’t pay all your expenses with that income, CUT YOUR EXPENSES. Crime exists because people are too lazy and entitled to go out and work for their own money, NOT because society hasn’t GIVEN them enough already. Oh, and PLEASE tell us all that you know “prolly” isn’t actually a word.

iluvfriedchicken March 23, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Hope they catch the thief or thieves. My guess is there’s some evidence left behind that will nail the scum.

anon March 23, 2014 at 6:59 PM

ATM machine? That’s a little redundant. That’s a little redundant.

Silva March 23, 2014 at 7:32 PM

@mwo1859, WOW. That’s amazing!

bluebird March 23, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Here’s a thought: don’t put an ATM inside small stores.

RIII March 23, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Perhaps the answer to this will be cameras mounted everywhere. Good cameras, good enough to get a license number and a picture of who is doing this. Then, these pictures have to be posted here in the community so all the folks can see who is doing these things. If the police would sponsor a site where we could all observe crime in real time, someone could identify these criminals. It’s not about privacy, it’s about safety. Time for some change.

Another Bad Decision March 23, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Hmmm this is reminding me of another Breaking Bad episode, someone needs to watch some “Touched by an Angel” reruns instead…

Vikas March 23, 2014 at 10:24 PM


So you are going to blame the owners for running a business in “the middle of nowhere.” Half of these ATM machines are rented from private companies; which means they should know about the tracking systems. If you have no pity for those store owners then why bother expressing what you think? Now to me that makes no sense. We all work hard for our money and this place cannot be an easy target because these thefts have been going on in bigger stores and gas stations around the Bay Area.

Craig Cannon March 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Too Bad You Can’t Load 10# of Plastique in There with a Switch within to Cash. They Access it Incorrectly, Boom…..Kibbles and Bits O Crook. Probably Not Safe. Good-Honest People Might Get Blown to Hell. Not just the Balls of Sh:t that are doing this all around The Bay Area. Got a Bit of Crime Sequence Going Here…..I’m Sorry You Hard Working Folks Running Small Businesses, Taking it in The Rear from Government, and Criminals.

FIRST RANK GENERAL March 24, 2014 at 7:11 AM

I’d like to give a shot out to all the original walnutst crew late 90s.we still worldwide boss’s.this in my ole hood.

Cowellian March 24, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Hey Craig, I bet that would make a pretty good picture, if you could catch it.

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