Man arrested after asking police for help breaking into ATM machine
A man broke into an ATM in downtown Victoria was so focused on his work that he asked two passers-by to give him a hand. Too bad for him, they were police officers in uniform.
A man broke into an ATM in downtown Victoria was so focused on his work that he asked two passers-by to give him a hand.
Too bad for him, they were police officers in uniform.
VicPD officers were patrolling the 900 block of Yates Street early Tuesday when they saw a man attempting to break into the ATM. They approached, saw that the device had already been damaged and observed the suspect for more than two minutes.
“At that point, the man noticed that someone was behind him. Without looking back he asked [the officers] to help him get into the ATM, ”VicPD said. “The police then identified themselves as police officers and informed the man that he was under arrest.”
The man tried to escape, but was taken to the ground. After a brief scuffle, the man was handcuffed and taken to police cells. No one was injured during the accident.
The man was later released as police continued their investigation.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 250-995-7654 extension 1, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.