Police said two uniformed officers in the 900-block of Yates Street just after 3 a.m. approached a man trying to break into an ATM.
Officers watched the man, who noticed someone was behind him.
“Without turning, he asked those behind him to help him break into the ATM,” police said in a statement.
The officers then identified themselves and told the man he was under arrest, at which time he tried to run away.
After a brief struggle, the suspect was arrested. He has since been released as the investigation continues.