CONCORD -- Vinod Kumar showed up at 8:30 a.m. sharp Tuesday morning to open Farm Bureau Market, the corner store he has owned and operated for more than a decade, and a customer already was waiting outside.

First, Kumar slid open a long, sliding wooden door reinforced with thick lock. Then he unlocked a couple of padlocks protecting the market's glass-door entrance. Those pads removed, another key unlocked that door, which has boards where the glass used to be.

"They did a lot of damage," Kumar said.

A pair of thieves broke into Kumar's store while the store was closed early Sunday morning and stole an automated teller machine with about $600. The burglars had broken locks, some reinforced by bolts more than 6 inches thick, and smashed a window. They made off with the ATM, which was just to the side of the entrance.

"Eight years ago, someone broke in and stole some liquor bottles and cigarettes, but other that, it's always been fine," Kumar said. "But, what can you do? You just keep coming to work, and hopefully police will catch the people who did it."

Police said surveillance video from the market shows a white vehicle, described as U-Haul, at the scene and two suspects loading the ATM into the van, Concord police Lt. Ivan Menchaca said.

The incident is similar to the heist of an ATM in Walnut Creek earlier this month. Police there are still looking for a white-paneled van seen during the March 10 burglary of a Shell gas station at the intersection Mt. Diablo and Oakland boulevards.

"There actually have been up to five or six burglaries in the Bay Area that have been similar, and those agencies are sharing information and following leads," Walnut Creek police Lt. Steve Gorski said.

The burglaries of ATMs began around the beginning of January, and one store in Pleasant Hill and another in Moraga were targeted. Another similar burglary occurred in Sonoma County, Gorski said.

The video from the Farm Bureau Market burglary has not been released.

Customers came to the market Tuesday morning to wish Kumar well and express their disappointment about the break-in. The store was the first of its kind in Concord and has been a fixture for decades at the corner of Farm Bureau Road and Walnut Avenue.

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