Sometimes, even the best thought out plans end up in failure. That is not the case with this obviously poorly thought out heist that took place in Everett, Washington.
Police are saying that a group ATM thieves foiled their own attempt at robbing by accidentally setting the money inside the machine on fire.
On Tuesday morning, police arrived to the scene of the crime at Coastal Community Bank to find a drive-up ATM has been set on fire.
The fire happened after suspects tried to use a blow torch on the ATM in a failed attempt to break into the machine to try and remove the money from the cash box. While they were trying to get into the cash box, all the money in the ATM was set on fire.
Because of this sloppy mistake, the suspects were not able to get away with any of the money.
Surveillance video has been provided to the Everett Police to aid in their investigation.
Police and firefighters were called Tuesday morning to Coastal Community Bank on 19th Ave SE for the report of a fire. When they arrived, crews found the drive-up ATM had been set on fire. Aaron Snell with the Everett Police Department said the suspects used a blowtorch to try and access the ATM’s cash box. In the process of doing so, they accidentally set the money on fire. John Dickson, Chief Operations Officers of Coastal Community Bank, said the suspects were not able to get away with any money. He told Q13 News that masked men tried to break into the bank’s cash deposit box just a few weeks ago.