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Bomb explodes in thief’s face after attempting to steal cash from ATM by destroying it (video)

By Mason White 5:38 PM December 31, 2014
Bomb explodes in thief’s face 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a bank robber on charges of attempted robbery after allegedly trying to destroy an ATM with a bomb to gain access to its cash, police in Australia said.

Serious Crime Squad Detectives are investigating the incident in which the ATM was destroyed early in the morning in Winnellie.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Karl Day said that alarms sounded at the ANZ bank on the corner of Albatross Street and Catterhun Street around 3:45 a.m.

“Police responded and found the ATM completely destroyed,” Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Day said.

“Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the location, which shows the suspect lighting an explosive device and within seconds the item exploded, knocking the man over backwards. The man then ran from the scene.

“The offender is described to be a Caucasian man, medium build and at the time of the incident he was wearing dark colored knee length shorts, a dark t-shirt, a dark hat, and wore a light colored shirt over his face.

“Police believe this man may have been responsible for a similar incident on a NAB ATM in Winnellie last week. This behavior is extremely dangerous. This person is lucky to have escaped serious injury.

“Police urge anyone who may recognize this man, or anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed any suspicious behavior, to contact them,” Day concluded.