Blowtorch criminals set cash alight in bungled ATM robbery (PHOTO)
Police in Everett, a city north of Seattle in Washington state, said firefighters were called to Coastal Community Bank Tuesday morning after bandits had attempted to open the ATM with a blowtorch.
Fire thwarts ATM thieves using torch at bank (10500 19th Ave SE). Detectives investigating - More to follow. pic.twitter.com/usF94nEapZ— Everett Police WA (@EverettPolice) May 30, 2017
John Dickson, Chief Operations Officers of Coast Community Bank, said this is the second attempted robbery at the machine following another incident involving by masked men just a few weeks ago.
RT has contacted Everett Police Department for comment on the botched robbery. They said they will soon be releasing a statement on the incident in conjunction with the bank.
Trying, and failing, to break into ATMs using blowtorches appears to be growing trend among criminals.