Thieves went to a lot of trouble to steal what they thought was an ATM from a Hooters location in San Diego.  

The young crooks loaded the "ATM" in the truck and sped away from the scene and are still at large.

The thieves are said to be in their late teens to early 20's and according to San Diego police are driving a late 1980's Nissan or Dodge pickup which has damage to the taillights suffered in the would be heist.

See the video below: