Police put a west Dallas neighborhood on lockdown for a short time as they searched for ATM thieves early Wednesday morning.
The robbery happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Exxon gas station in the 2000 block of Fort Worth Avenue.
The clerk at a nearby store told police he saw three men wearing masks break in and load the ATM into the back of a black pickup.
A short time later police got a call from someone who saw a group of men banging on something in a field off Muncie Avenue.
Police searched the area with helicopters and dogs. Officers found the black pickup and the unopened ATM, but the suspects got away.