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NEW VIDEO: Howard Police searching for suspects in possible gang-related ATM thefts; how you can help

One person is in jail, but authorities are looking for other suspects after they tried stealing money from an ATM early Tuesday morning in Howard.
There was a heavy police presence early Tuesday morning in Howard as they tried searching for evidence in connection to a possible gang-related theft.
Posted at 11:50 AM, Aug 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-23 14:40:04-04

HOWARD (NBC 26) — UPDATE: The Brown County Sheriff's Office released video of the attempted ATM theft on Wednesday afternoon.

One person is in jail, but authorities are trying to track down more suspects after they tried stealing money from an ATM.

Authorities believe the incident could be connected to a the Hook and Chain Gang, where they go around the country and either steal ATMs or steal the money from ATMs.

Brown County Sheriff's deputies were called to Nicolet Bank at 2380 Duck Creek Parkway in Howard before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

They say they found a damaged ATM and were able to track down the suspects' vehicles from surveillance video.

A suspect in one of the cars was found and arrested, and a second suspect vehicle was found abandoned.

Brown County deputies then brought in drones and K-9 officers to help track down the suspects or any evidence related to the incident, but they didn't find anyone.

Authorities say this incident could be related to the Hook and Chain Gang who target ATMs across the country.

If you know anything, please Call Sergeant Breider at (920) 448-4227.

If you live in the area and have security or Ring doorbell surveillance video, you're encouraged to check it and reach out to authorities to help them track down the thieves.

Your surveillance video could help authorities find the people responsible.

NBC 26 initially reported this story early Tuesday morning as calls came into our newsroom about a heavy police presence in the area, and we followed up with additional information once it became available.