Crash that caused delays in Prince George's County could be linked to string of ATM robberies

An early morning crash that caused delays to drivers in the Greenbelt area may possibly be connected to a string of automatic teller machine robberies that have plagued the D.C. region for months.

Police say the crash happened around 4 a.m. along the outer loop of Interstate-495 at Kenilworth Avenue.

Authorities were pursuing the pickup truck involved in the crash after undercover officers in Montgomery County intervened in what appeared to be a robbery attempt at a 7-Eleven on Lockwood Drive in the Silver Spring area.

Law enforcement officers across the D.C. region have been investigating a string of smash-and-grab robberies in which thieves use vehicles to crash into 7-Eleven storefronts and steal the ATM machine inside.