Thieves use explosive device to unsuccessfully rob ATM in Palmdale

An explosive device used on an ATM Palmdale: No currency was accessed

thieves used an explosive device to try to steal cash from an ATM early this Sunday in the city of Palmdale without success informed the authorities.

Technicians from a specialized bomb squad came at approximately 5:30 a.m. this Sunday near the intersection of 50th Street West and West Avenue North, in Palmdale said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

Some reports indicated that the detonation of the explosive device occurred minutes after 4:00 am.

On the spot, officers they found a Bank of America ATM that had been destroyed by an explosive device and debris and pieces were found scattered in the area.

Although the machine was broken, the cash was not accessible according to Sheriff Tracy Koerner, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“All we know is that someone detonated some kind of device trying to gain access and was unsuccessful. No money was taken out of the machine,” the spokeswoman said.

According to reports from the KTLA network, the blast was powerful enough that it shattered the windows of several nearby stores while witnesses assured that the sound of the detonation could be heard a mile away.

Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station contacted LASD arson and crime lab investigators to report to the scene at approximately 6:11 a.m.

The authorities they did not provide any description of the suspects and no injuries were reported due to the use of the explosive device.

The authorities maintain an active investigation related to this incident.

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