Stolen Vehicle Rams into Ida Cafe in Guangzhou, Tries to Rob ATM


CANTON — A nearly 100-year-old tavern was forced to temporarily close on Friday after a stolen SUV slammed into the building as thieves tried to steal an ATM.

Angela Gilger, 40, owner Ida’s Coffee at 1715 Bryan Avenue SW after buying the pub from his mother.

Gilger’s surveillance cameras captured a Chevy Traverse SUV bursting into the building around 4:30 a.m. Friday.

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A stolen Chevy Traverse was used to crash into the Ida's Cafe building while three robbers attempted to remove an ATM.

At least two men and a woman can be seen getting out of the stolen vehicle and hooking up an ATM inside the tavern to a second vehicle, a truck, before trying to get the machine out of the building.

Gilger says a third vehicle was outside and appeared to have been the surveillance car while the others worked to rob the ATM.

Luckily, Gilger said, the truck exited the tavern too quickly and lost the ATM.

The thieves did not return, Gilger told the Canton Repository.

The tavern remained closed Friday afternoon while waiting for adjusters to inspect the damage.

Ida’s Cafe is a members-only business. Gilger and his team sift through surveillance video to see if anyone caught on camera has recently been inside.

Cantonal police detectives have the surveillance video and are investigating.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Cantonal Police Detective Office at (330) 489-3144. Anonymous information may also be submitted via Tip411 or Stark County Crimestoppers. Sign up for Tip411 at

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