Thieves Abandon Robbery Attempt After Stolen ATM Machine Falls Out Of Getaway Van

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In a bizarre incident of attempted robbery, two robbers who thought it was a good idea to steal an ATM machine and dismantle it at their convenience had to abandon their plan midway. According to a Fox News report, the robbers who managed to get the ATM machine on to their van drove too fast, causing the machine to fall off their getaway vehicle. As you might have already guessed, the duo had to abandon their plans and drove off without the ATM machine.

The incident happened in Snohomish County, Washington State on Sunday, officers from the local Sheriff’s office confirmed. According to Shari Ireton, the spokesperson from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, the ATM machine was recovered from the parking lot of the complex from which it was being stolen. She added that the machine fell off the vehicle because the robbers, in their apparent hurry, drove the van too fast over a speed bump causing the ATM machine to fall.

Authorities later found that the van used in the robbery attempt was stolen as well. The vehicle was reported stolen from Kent. The would-be robbers later abandoned the vehicle and it was found idling by the roadside by authorities on Monday. They have impounded the vehicle as investigation to determine the identity of the thieves continue to gather pace.

The most amazing facet of this robbery attempt was the fact that it happened in broad daylight. The incident reportedly happened at around 11 a.m. local time on Sunday. It is unclear at this stage if there were any witnesses to this bizarre ATM machine robbery attempt.

This is not the first time that the Inquisitr has reported about such novel methods of ATM robbery attempts. Back in March this year, the Inquisitr had carried a story about two thieves from the UK who stole an ATM machine using a JCB excavator. These men simply drove the JCB into the bank building and then carried the ATM machine on another pickup truck. Needless to say, the duo were caught barely 24 minutes after their crime and are now standing trial for their crime.

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