VIDEO: Thieves use crowbar, sledgehammer to rob metro Detroit bar

Posted at 10:25 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 07:18:21-04

An Ecorse bar owner is hoping surveillance video and a reward will get three thieves off of the streets. 

Three men targeted the Happy Hour Bar on Jefferson Avenue in Ecorse early Wednesday morning.

Owner Dale Holbrook couldn't  believe his eyes when he looked at his surveillance video.

He told us, "I hope they rot. I hope they go to prison, spend 10-20 years."

They seemed to know exactly what they wanted. After using a crowbar to get through the front door, they went right for the ATM.

One crook brought his electric saw, and went to work, sparks flying everywhere.

In the back, another guy had a sledgehammer, breaking through a door in a back room filled with liquor and more money.

Holbrook told us, "They are three big dudes. I'm glad it happened after hours."

They also used a sledgehammer to smash up the ATM. They would eventually get the money out. These guys would also target video gaming machines, stealing money from there as well.

Holbrook believes he lost more than $10,000. He's now offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to their arrests and convictions.