FBI, local police investigate Centralia ATM explosion
Centralia Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad are investigating an explosion at a First Security Bank ATM in Centralia, police said on Sunday.
The Sunday morning ATM explosion was apparently strong enough to scatter the evidence over a wide area, according to a press release.
At approximately 6:40 a.m., the ATM at 604 S. Tower Ave. detonated by an improvised device that was used by two people to enter the machine, police said.
After the explosion, the suspects took the contents of the ATM and fled the area in their vehicle, a light-colored four-door Honda Accord from the late 1990s or early 2000s.
One of the suspects is an adult white male, police said.
Volunteers from the Centralia Amateur Radio Emergency Service also responded to the scene to help police collect evidence that covered an area of approximately 10,000 square feet, the statement said.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Centralia Police at 360-330-7680, or Lewis County Communications at 360-740-1105.