Masked men swipe ATM from bodega

A pair of masked men ripped off an ATM from a Brooklyn bodega early Wednesday, surveillance footage of the incident shows.

The thieves walked into the Vanderbilt Convenience store on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights around 3:45 a.m. and pulled off the heist moments after a customer exited, cops said.

Surveillance footage from inside the store near Park Place shows one of the crooks loading the ATM onto a red hand truck while the other one manhandles the night worker, Benyahlou Lakhda.

At one point, one of the men can be seen on the video shoving Lakhda and wrapping his arms around him in a hold as the employee puts his hands up, the video shows.

Moments later, the crook who wheeled the ATM out of the store re-enters the bodega and taps his partner in crime to signal for them to leave.

The duo fled and there were no immediate arrests, according to police.

Authorities say there were no injuries, but the owner of the store told The Post that Lakhda went to the hospital following the incident.

Additional reporting by Stephanie Pagones

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