Smash-and-grab burglars steal ATM from Michael's at Shoreline

ATM found a short distance away at Google parking lot

Mountain View police are searching for suspects in a smash-and-grab burglary who crashed a truck into the Shoreline Golf Links clubhouse to steal an ATM.

The burglary reportedly occurred early Tuesday morning when Michael's at Shoreline, the clubhouse restaurant, was untended. Police officials say a flatbed work truck stolen out of Cupertino was used to smash through the restaurant's glass doors. The suspects apparently loaded up the ATM from the restaurant's front lobby and absconded with it.

Around 4:30 a.m., Mountain View police officials received multiple calls linked to the crime. An employee arriving at Michael's discovered the smashed doors and reported the missing ATM. Around the same time, security guards from Google phoned in to report they had found the same ATM abandoned in one of the company's parking lots at 1900 Charleston Ave.

When it was discovered, the ATM was damaged with burn marks, likely from attempts to crack it open. Police officials declined to say whether any money was stolen out of the ATM.

About a quarter-mile from Michael's, police also discovered the stolen truck used in the crime. The truck was left a good distance from where the ATM was abandoned.

The Shoreline Golf Links clubhouse is leased to Michael's but the building is owned by the city of Mountain View. City officials could not immediately give an estimate on the cost of damage to the building.

"The front doors are just gone completely," said Steve Achabal, city recreation supervisor. "The cost of the damage done to the building is probably more than what was in the ATM."

A Michael's employee said the restaurant would be closed for the rest of the day for repairs.

Police officials say they are continuing to investigate the crime.


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Posted by MyOpinion
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm

MyOpinion is a registered user.

MVPD received 'multiple calls'? No alarm system?

This is a good time for the City to invest in some upgrades to this building, it is a wonderful location for an event but the public spaces are looking tired and have been for some time.

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Posted by 2 cents
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm

I am not too sure about the "tired look". The real beauty is in the surrounding open space as it is becoming a scarcity! Take a hike! So sad about the brazen crimes on the rapid rise though- Go get 'em MVPD!!!

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Posted by harvardmom
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

I agree with MyOpinion. I've attended many events there. I think the building itself is fine, but the interior is dark and dreary. It needs some sprucing up, and maybe now is as good a time as any. Glad you thought of it, MyOpinion.

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Posted by why
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 3, 2018 at 12:22 pm

im from mountain view and mountain view is getting crazy more wannabe at schools people selling drugs mountain view need help the MVPD isn't doing nothing about it

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Posted by Rodger
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 3, 2018 at 1:08 pm

I think the place is great, can’t imagine anyone saying negative things. I like to eat outside on the Patio, with the lake and surrounding scenic views feels like a resort.
I go often

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