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Suffolk cops make arrest after thieves smash dump truck into Smith Haven Mall, steal ATM

Part of Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove

Part of Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove was behind police tape early Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, left, after a dump truck, right, crashed through a door at Macy's and an automated teller machine was stolen, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service / AJ Ryan

Suffolk County police say they have arrested one of the people who smashed a dump truck through the front of a Macy's store at the Smith Haven Mall early Tuesday, stealing an ATM and cash.

Police said the incident in Lake Grove was reported in a 911 call received at 2:34 a.m., and their search included a K-9 team and an aviation unit.

By late Tuesday afternoon, police had one person in custody and were trying to confirm the suspect's identity, police said.

Police said the ATM believed stolen from the mall has been recovered. It was not clear how much cash was in the machine or how much had been taken.

Police said a 911 caller reported a dump truck had smashed into the mall, then left with the ATM.

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