ARCHIE, Mo. — Two men have been arrested after attempting to steal an ATM and leading Cass County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Thursday morning. 

Around 4 a.m. deputies received a call claiming two men were attempting to steal an ATM from a gas station in Archie, Missouri.

Cass County Sheriff’s Maj Kevin Tieman said the suspects broke front windows at the gas station to access the ATM and pull it out.

Once on scene, deputies located the suspects’ vehicle and a chase ensued. 

The suspects sped along northbound I-49, before deputies stopped the vehicle using a grappler device just south of J Highway. The force of the stop caused the ATM to fall out onto I-49, Tieman said.

The two men then ran away from the vehicle in an unknown direction. Deputies recovered a handgun and the stolen ATM from the vehicle. 

Tieman said deputies tracked down the suspects with drones and K9s, and four hours later, they were arrested and taken to the Cass County Jail.

“We will chase criminals,” Tieman said. “We will do everything in our power to see that they’re brought to justice.”

Tieman said he doesn’t know how much was in the stolen ATM, but it was potentially a lot of money.

Now Cass County officials are working to see if this attempted ATM theft is tied to a string of at least three others in Jackson County. Police in Jackson County previously told FOX4 those cases could be related.

“We’ll work with other law enforcement officers around the metro to see if this is tied to any of their cases. We’ll obviously work with the FBI,” Tieman said.

The sheriff’s office expects the two suspects will be charged Friday.