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Attempted bank break-in using heavy machinery under investigation: N.L. police

The mysterious crime scene comes months after police reported two attempted thefts using front-end loaders over a single weekend in January. File / Global News

Newfoundland police are investigating the failed theft of an ATM using heavy machinery following a number similar crimes that struck businesses earlier this year.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Const. James Cadigan said officers observed an “unsuccessful attempt” to steal an ATM from a Credit Union in Mount Pearl, N.L. on Monday morning.

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Cadigan said the investigation is ongoing as officers attempt to track down a suspect.

He said police are seeking information from anyone with video footage of the incident.

The mysterious crime scene comes months after police reported two attempted thefts using front-end loaders over a single weekend in January.

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A Sobeys grocery store and TD Canada Trust bank, as well as ATMs inside, were heavily damaged and the heavy equipment was left running as suspects fled the scenes.

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