Nassau police detectives are investigating the theft early Friday of an exterior automated teller machine from an Albertson store.

The grand larceny occurred between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., Nassau County police said in a news release.

A Third Precinct police officer on routine patrol noticed that the ATM at Milk 'n' Things, 1181 Willis Ave., was "missing from the side of the building," police said.

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An unknown amount of money was in the ATM, police said.

Third Squad detectives urge anyone with information about the theft to anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.