SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Thieves stole part of an ATM from a state building in downtown Sacramento early Tuesday morning.

The theft happened around 4:20 a.m. Three people wearing masks and hoodies broke into the building in the 1600 block of 9th Street. They stole a portion of the Golden 1 ATM, but dropped part of it as they were leaving, according to CHP Sgt. Dan Ortega.

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The thieves are believed to have gotten away in an early 2000s-model Chevy Astro that was seen leaving the scene heading south on 9th Street.

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Somebody walking past the door noticed it was ajar and called the police.

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Some of the offices that use the building include the department of state hospitals and the department of developmental services.