The Dallas Police Department has many, many photos of the man you see at right. They were all taken a little after midnight on December 20, on R.L. Thornton just off Grand Avenue, site of a Comerica Bank branch. But DPD does not know his name, which is why it dispatched to media several of his pictures: "Dallas Police Burglary Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect caught on surveillance camera breaking into an automated teller machine."
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Per Senior Corporal Kevin Janse he took a long time trying to pry open the ATM: "Detectives believe he was at the location for roughly 30 minutes working on the machine." When someone would drive up to use the automated teller, the man -- guesstimated to be 35, maybe 40, who knows -- left, found a hiding space somewhere nearby. When they drove off, he would return, determined. The police report says he came away empty-handed; all he did was bust the plastic door, valued at $300. Call Detective E.S. Keller at (214) 670-5053 if you know the guy.