Boston Police report officers summoned via an alarm found two guys with crowbars hacking away at the rear of an ATM at 67 Broad St. downtown around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday.
When officers shined their flashlights into the vestibule to better understand and pinpoint the cause of the noise, officers observed two males trying to break into the rear of the machine with what appeared to be crowbars. Officers immediately unholstered their department issued firearms and ordered both suspects to drop their weapons and get on the ground. After complying with the officers’ legal instructions, both suspects were handcuffed and arrested. Upon closer inspection of the ATM, officers were able to see and note extensive damage to the rear of the machine.
Gerald Perkins, 46, and Mark Mullaney, 53, both of South Boston, were charged with breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime, breaking and entering into a bank depository, malicious destruction of property and, of course, possession of burglarious tools.
In 2011, Perkins and another alleged accomplice were charged with removing an ATM from a Beacon Hill pizza place, after they were arrested in an Old Colony basement by officers responding to reports of two guys carrying an ATM down the street around 5 a.m.