What started as the investigation of an ATM from a Conejo Valley market led to three arrests, and solving more than two dozen other similar thefts throughout Southern California.
In January, someone used a metal hand dolly to smash the entry glass doors of a store on the 700 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks, and steal an ATM. Detectives linked a stolen car to the burglary, and traced it to Canoga Park, where they identified two suspects. The detectives began working with the LAPD, which also had been dealing with a rash of ATM thefts.
Robert Cassano and Stephen Gran were arrested. They also identified a third man, Daniel Sweeny of Newport Beach, who Orange County Sheriff’s detectives think may be responsible for as many as 24 ATM thefts.