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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

New video shows a man with a pick axe attempting to break into an ATM machine a local AMVETS post.

Cedar Falls police are still actively looking for the suspect.

It happened at Post 49 earlier this month.

He really whacks at the ATM machine for around an hour.

Police say it appears the man is very familiar with the layout of the building, which leads them to believe he has been there before.

"I mean to break into the AMVETS post, any legion post or anything at all, it's like breaking into the Red Cross," said Denny Koehn, with the post.

Police believe he broke in not once, but twice.

"When you see the video, the first type of question you have is who takes these tools to a burglary?" said Captain Craig Berte with the Cedar Falls Police Department.

Maybe someone who bought them from the local Walmart? 

That's what police think.

In Walmart surveillance video, you get a pretty clear look at the mans face, and he's carrying similar tools.

"He then returned to AMVETS, then he starts to beat apart the ATM machine and get money out of it," Captain Berte said.

He even took a water break behind the bar.

It's the kind of odd behavior police are paying special attention to, and that has vets feeling violated.

"As a lot of us refer to it, this is our home," said Koehn.

Police say there was not an alarm in that place before, but there definitely is now.

If you think you know the suspect please call the Cedar Falls Police Department - (319) 273-8612, or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477).

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