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article imageATM damaged in attempted theft from Caisse populaire Desjardins

By Nate Smith     Nov 18, 2014 in Crime
They'd apparently readied a diversion, but suspects apparently hadn't considered all the logistics to ripping a bank machine Monday night from the lobby of a Pointe-aux-Trembles credit union.
An Automated Teller Machine was pulled by a cable from inside a Caisse populaire Desjardins bank at Notre-Dame Street East just before 11 p.m. Monday.
Suspects reportedly tied one end of the of cable to the ATM and the other end to a vehicle in a bid to remove the machine from the bank.
However, the hapless thieves didn't get away with any money because as they drove away, the machine became stuck in the doorway to the building. The ATM reportedly fell onto the ground, prompting the suspects to give up their efforts.
They apparently didn't bother to take the cable with them, either. Additionally, local law enforcement is reviewing surveillance tape from the surrounding area to assist with the investigation.
The targeted credit union, which is already undergoing renovations, received a setback after the intruders ripped the facade off the front of the building.
Employees from an armored truck company removed cash from the ATM and erected the machine.
Authorities suspect a nearby car fire was also set by the attempted thieves in an effort to distract police efforts as they made off with the cash machine.
This isn't the first report of suspects trying to break into ATMs. They usually don't end well for the suspects, however.
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