Burglar Uses Dump Truck to Take ATM From Artesia Bank, Leads Pursuit on 105 Freeway: LASD

An individual suspected of using a dump truck to take an ATM from an Artesia bank led officers on a pursuit on the 105 Freeway early Sunday.

A truck and a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department car are seen at a parking lot near Plaza Mexico in Lynwood on Feb. 25, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A truck and a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department car are seen in Lynwood on Feb. 25, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Deputies as of 10:30 a.m. were still searching for the suspected burglar, who's believed to be on foot after driving down an embankment off the 105 and ending up near Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, according to a law enforcement source.

Officers for some time lost sight of the truck after the driver went down the embankment, the source said, but dispatchers were able to use the ATM's tracker to trace the machine. When deputies found the truck, which crashed into multiple cars near Plaza Mexico, the suspect had already fled, the source said.

Crews at the site of the crash were able to recover the ATM, which belonged to a Chase bank.

Crews retrieve an ATM from a dump truck in Lynwood on Feb. 25, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Crews retrieve an ATM from a dump truck in Lynwood on Feb. 25, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Deputies from the agency's Cerritos, Lakewood and Century stations were involved in the search, Lt. Michael Thomas said.

Authorities provided no further information.