Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Thieves using blowtorch to steal from Everett ATM accidentally set cash on fire"

Via Drudge:  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.

Dickson bank said the bank will be providing surveillance video of the incident to Everett police.

The Everett Police Department issued these surveillance photos and video of the suspects. Police said the suspects are Eli Steen and Jason Kovar, both of whom are 31 and from Everett.

5 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

A "blowtorch" is a tool used to sweat solder pipe joints.

Who are the bigger idiots in this story, the moron who wrote it or the clueless thieves.

You want a cutting torch, boys. Cutting torch. Looks like a welding torch. Requires tanks and a face mask.

Stealin', you're doin' it wrong.

AllenS said...

Looking at the ATM, the boys used a cutting torch. The police chief might be the idiot here.

Sixty Grit said...

Ah, I see that now. So kudos to the thieves for choosing the proper tool, and the reporting, as usual, is fake news.

bagoh20 said...

They were going to burn through that cash sooner or later anyway.

Methadras said...

AllenS said...
Looking at the ATM, the boys used a cutting torch. The police chief might be the idiot here.


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