Daytona Beach police: Robber struggles to steal ATM from hotel

Thief gave up and took $500 and 2 laptops, police say

Published On: Feb 05 2013 04:57:09 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 06:05:58 PM EST

A robbery suspect had a tough time with an ATM withdrawal after police say he was caught on tape trying to steal the machine from a Volusia County hotel on Sunday.

Daytona Beach police report that Adam Schultz first attempted to steal the ATM from the Pirate's Cove Hotel by using a rope attached to his car, but the rope wasn't long enough.

The surveillance video then shows the suspect trying to use a luggage cart, but the machine was too heavy.

The suspect then entered the main office and stole $500 and two laptops.

Police say Schultz has stayed at the hotel before, and ask anyone with information about the suspect to call in.