WALNUT CREEK -- A man accused of using a crowbar to break into an ATM at a Kaiser Permanente location was arrested Sunday along with a woman police said was driving a getaway car.

Police were called to the medical center's Yosemite Building located at 320 Lennon Lane around 6:30 p.m., Walnut Creek police Sgt. David Rangel said. Officers arrived in 3 minutes, surrounded the building and searched it.

Inside the lunchroom's drop ceiling tiles¿, police found 47-year-old Pleasant Hill resident Kurt Kaumans, Rangel said. Kaumans had cash, which police believe was from the ATM, with him, Rangel said, and was identified as the person responsible for two previous attempts to burglarize the same ATM.

During the search, police noticed the same vehicle circling the area and pulled over the driver, he said. The driver, 37-year-old Suzanne Breatt, of Concord, had Kaumans' driver's license, and also had binoculars and burglary tools, Rangel said.

Police arrested Kaumans on suspicion of three separate counts of commercial burglary to the same business, possession of stolen property, felony vandalism, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy and resisting arrest, Rangel said. They arrested Breatt on suspicion of conspiracy, possession of burglary tools and driving on a suspended license.

Anyone with additional information or who may have seen Kaumans or Breatt during the incident is urged to call Walnut Creek police at 925-943-5844.


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