A band of crooks was nabbed in Brooklyn early Thursday after stealing an ATM machine — and cops believe they may be behind a string of similar thefts, sources said.
The bandits made off with an ATM from a grocery on Nostrand Ave. near Fulton St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant Sources about 12:35 a.m., cops said.
Police got a tip they had holed up in the basement of a building on Washington Ave. near St. John's Place in Crown Heights.
When cops showed up at the building, the suspects fled. After a brief chase at least five suspects were taken into custody by officers from the 77th Precinct's anti-crime team about 2 a.m.
Cops say they found a damaged ATM machine, a blow torch, a gun and bullets in their basement lair.
Outside the building investigators found a U-Haul and a hand truck used to steal the ATM, sources said.
Investigators believe the team may be behind a string of ATM thefts.
Charges were pended against the apprehended suspects.