UPDATE: Thieves Steal ATM from Farm Bureau Market in Concord

March 24, 2014 16:00 pm · 28 comments


Thieves got away with an ATM from a Concord store in an early Sunday morning heist, a police lieutenant said.

Police were called at 5:26 a.m. about a burglary at Farm Bureau Market at 1701 Farm Bureau Road, Concord police Lt. Ivan Menchaca said.

Officers arrived and found that the ATM had been taken while the store was closed overnight.

From video surveillance footage from the market, investigators were able to see the thieves loading the machine into a white van, Menchaca said.

The thieves got away with an unknown amount of cash and the investigation is ongoing, Menchaca said.

Vinod Kumar, the owner of the market for the past 12 years, said the burglars only took the machine.

To get inside, they broke a glass sliding door and used tools to pry the machine out, he said.

He estimated that there was about $600 in the machine.

Despite the break-in and damage, he said the store is open today with customers coming in to check on him and his staff.

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Think I'll drop by and buy March 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

something, even though the store is not in my neighborhood. I think its imperative that people support local businesses.

Old Kid March 24, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Perhaps they should attach those new small GPS sending fobs they are selling now online? They are only $20 each. It might save others and the banks a ton of money by solving these crimes. . . .

No, I don’t work for the company that sells them. Just saw the ad on Claycord and thought it might be a way to find where thses cretins go after the heist.

Old Kid March 24, 2014 at 4:23 PM

These. . .

Craig Cannon March 24, 2014 at 4:23 PM

That’s Three with Similarities Lately. Used to be Video Games and Consoles! Now The Whole ATM? What’s Next?

Anonymous March 24, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Crooks are hauling off mini banks and the Chief is worried about domestic violence.?

Pied March 24, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Wow – a thousand dollars (at least) in damage to steal $600.00.

I hope they get caught so they can look like the fools they are while the judge reads their sentence.

Rose Garden March 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

It’s nice to read the community is supportive. I hope they catch these thieves.

anonanonagain March 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

I can’t wait til these clowns are hauled away in cuffs to jail. They need their ATM’s attended to in prison…..;)

just a concordian March 24, 2014 at 6:29 PM

The white van strikes again. Let’s ban white vans!

Anon March 24, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Aye yi yi yi, I am the frito bandito

Tony March 24, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Doesn’t that remind you of the movie barbershop

Elwood March 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM

What is the fee for withdrawing an entire ATM?

FIRST RANK GENERAL March 24, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Once again I’d like to give shout outs to the original walnuts st crew whom owned this sector of Congo.

NRA #1 fan and member March 24, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Only $600? That’s like $60 to me……….

Just me March 24, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Is there a pitcher of the guys and the van?

Elwood March 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM

@ just me #15

No, but $10 will buy you a pitcher of beer.

hellswaitin4u March 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

They must be mad there was only $600 lmao

Art March 25, 2014 at 3:40 AM

First thing I’ma do… I’ma get me a tattoo. It gon’ say, “Thug Nasty, Nasty Thug!”


ohdearlordjesus March 25, 2014 at 4:45 AM

Most atm’s like that got lo jack on them

blindboy March 25, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Sounds like racial profiling on this White Van, not all white vans are bad

Michelle March 25, 2014 at 6:52 AM

All that for $600. Maybe they could sell the machine. lol

Mr. Pink March 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

In my 40+ years in Claycord, I have never set foot in the Farm Beauru Market. It’s one of the more pathetic things on my bucket list.

Speaking of the market, how long has it been in existence? I remember it from the very early 70’s, but I assume it’s been around much longer. Does anyone know if the current owners live on site? It appears that the store is attached to a residence. Just curious.

Mimi (original) March 25, 2014 at 12:10 PM

You know, that market is so inconspicuous that I didn’t even NOTICE it for the first ten years I lived in Claycord….now I wonder what it looks like inside….it looks positively ancient (and straight out of the 50’s) on the outside.

DoReMi March 25, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Mr.Pink! I have never stepped foot in Farm Bureau Market either. In fact, there are scads of Mom&Pops I have never been in. Great idea to put this on your bucket list. I like It. Other M&P’s:
Corner of Port Chicago and N6th.
Corner of Willow Pass and N.6th.
The drive thru next to That Chinese Dragon restaurant.

Haha. That could be a fun thread. Dives to visit in Claycord.

Marianne March 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I’ve been in that market, there’s never any money in that machine anyway. HA! No that’s funny!

Mr. Pink March 25, 2014 at 1:13 PM


The drive-thru market next to the Chinese place is another one I’ve told myself to visit. There used to be another drive-thru market further down Clayton Rd, the Dutch Pride Dairy. I believe it was around where Strictly ToGo and Taco Bell stand today.

DWNJR March 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Is it worth it to go to jail for 600 dollars? Why cant people just go make an honest living. Obviously they are not very smart criminals so they should try something else.Cant stand thieves!

Jimstrixie April 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM

@Elwood #12 3 years to life! LOL

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