Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Darwin ATM heist goes wrong

A man who blew up a cash machine in the Darwin suburb of Winnellie overnight was knocked backwards by the explosion, CCTV footage shows.

The man's thongs were blown off his feet and he fled barefoot. The ATM on Albatross Street was a tangled mess of electronics and broken metal when police arrived, alerted by an alarm triggered at about 3:45am.
CCTV shows the man light an explosive and then appear to insert it into the machine. Within seconds the item exploded. He escaped serious injury, police said.

Police confirmed the man took no money.