Stolen vehicle drives into Ida’s Cafe; culprits tried to steal ATM


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A stolen SUV slammed into Ida’s Cafe in Canton on Friday, causing the tavern to temporarily close.

Surveillance cameras captured a Chevrolet Traverse SUV bursting into the business at 1715 Bryan Avenue SW around 4:30 a.m. on Friday. At least two men and one woman were seen exiting the vehicle and hooking up an ATM machine inside the tavern to a second vehicle, before attempting to pull the machine out of the building. However, the ATM was lost as the vehicle pulled out of the building.

“Someone drove through the back of the room with a stolen vehicle,” Ida’s Cafe owner Angela Gilger disclosed. “They attempted to steal the ATM but dropped it in the parking lot.”

Gilger added that the day-to-day establishment, which has been operating for nearly a century, will be closed temporarily: “The damage we have entailed will close us down temporarily, but before we know it we will be up and running again.”

Those with any information in regards to this incident are asked to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau at 330-489-3144. Anonymous tips may also be sent through Tip411 or the Stark County Crimestoppers at