Thieves blew up ATM in Palmdale, but couldn’t get the money

A Bank of America ATM in Palmdale was seriously injured Sunday morning after an explosive device was detonated while trying to get money out of the machine.

Although the ATM was broken, it would not dispense cash, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“All we know is that someone detonated some type of device to gain entry and it was unsuccessful,” he said. “No money was taken from the machine.”

At 4:05 a.m., the blast was powerful enough to blast the windows of several stores, according to a KTLA report. A local told the TV station that the noise could be heard from a mile away.

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station deputies called around 6:11 a.m. arson investigators and the department’s crime lab to the crime scene near the intersection of West 50th Street and West Avenue North.

Thomas Lin, a lieutenant with the Palmdale Sheriff’s Department, said there were no known injuries from the blast and no known suspects. Thieves blew up ATM in Palmdale, but couldn’t get the money

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