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Police investigating attempted ATM robbery in northeast Calgary

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WATCH: Calgary police are looking for suspects in an attempted ATM robbery at a gas station Thursday morning. Joel Senick explains what tips police say can help prevent these incidents from happening – Jan 24, 2019

The Calgary Police Service is investigating an attempted ATM theft in the city’s northeast Thursday morning.

At around 5 a.m., officers were called to the Co-op gas bar at Falconridge Boulevard N.E. and 64 Avenue N.E., police said, adding that no money was taken from the ATM.

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The scene was taped off throughout the afternoon. Police said they do not know if more than one person was involved, but are looking for a white cargo van believed to be connected to the incident.

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Police have a number of tips for business owners to help prevent ATM thefts:

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  • Install protective, layered glass at the front of the business
  • Install proper exterior and interior lighting
  • Fasten the ATM machine to walls and floors
  • Place the ATM out of plain sight and/or further away from the front of the store
  • Install audible alarm system
  • Install video surveillance

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