CHICAGO (CBS) – Two bank technicians were robbed of quite the haul in West Pullman late on Wednesday afternoon.
As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, we can first tell you the employees are safe despite getting held up at gunpoint. The two workers were not unarmed guards – instead, they were at the Chase Bank at 11721 S. Halsted St. to fix a broken ATM at 5:35 p.m.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
Within minutes of opening the machine, the gunmen moved in, and the technicians found themselves looking down the barrels of two guns.
Chicago Police said the armed robbers ambushed the technicians, then ordered them to empty the entire machine.
Sources confirmed the crooks walked away with a handful of metal devices from the ATM that were filled with money. Sources confirmed that money amounted to $150,000 – taken within a few minutes.READ MORE: Two Men Shot Dead In Car In Ravenswood; Car Goes On To Crash And Catch Fire
As police investigate, detectives will look to determine if the robbers jammed the ATM and waited for the two technicians to come fix it.
Police helped a technician load up his equipment, and while shaken, the two employees were not injured.
No clear description of the robbers was available late Wednesday, but they both remained on the loose.MORE NEWS: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
Area Two detectives are investigating.