Would-be ATM burglars accidentally burn cash with blowtorch

By Daniel Uria   |   May 31, 2017 at 11:32 AM

May 31 (UPI) -- Burglars who attempted to break into an ATM in Washington with a blowtorch accidentally set the cash inside the machine on fire.

Everett police shared a photo of the charred ATM outside Coastal Community Bank after the thieves had their haul destroyed by their own flames.

Aaron Snell of the Everett Police Department said the would-be burglars attempted to burn through the exterior of the machine to access the cash box.

Chief Operations Officer of Coastal Community Bank, John Dickson, said the suspects did not manage to successfully collect any bills from the failed heist after the flames burned the cash.

Detectives are investigating the attempted burglary and the bank will provide surveillance video to police.

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