Hula Hands is latest target of ATM theft

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Something just didn't look right when employees arrived at Hula Hands, Tuesday morning. For one thing, the lock to the front doors was discovered on the outside of the building.

One suspect (of three) from the Feb. 20 burglary of Hula Hands. (Photo courtesy Hula Hands).

At 5:23 a.m. Tuesday, the restaurant was burglarized.

Surveillance video shows a suspect vehicle pulling at strapping attached to two glass entryway doors.

After pulling the doors open, one man is seen wrapping a strap around an ATM inside the entryway. The ATM is then yanked out.

Kristin Irei, manager at Hula Hands, tells Channel 2 that while the ATM is not owned by the family-run business, she is very disturbed that their establishment was targeted.

"It's just sad – we work very hard for our family," said Irei. "To see someone come in and take from us is just heartbreaking."

The family says they hope that justice will be served; moreover, they encourage anyone with information on the break-in to call local police.

APD does not have any further suspect descriptions to share with the public – other than what is already seen in the surveillance video. And based on the video, at least three people were involved in the burglary.

KTUU's Sidney Sullivan contributed to this report.

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