Ex­plo­sive used to try to break into ATM

The Dallas Morning News - - Texas Briefs -

FALLS CITY — Author­i­ties in South Texas are look­ing for a man who used ex­plo­sives to try to break into a bank’s drive-up ATM.

Po­lice said a sur­veil­lance cam­era showed the man at­tached a plas­tic con­tainer filled with an ex­plo­sive pow­der to the bot­tom of the ATM at the Falls City Na­tional Bank, about 40 miles southeast of San An­to­nio. Then he walked across the street and used a ri­fle to shoot at the con­tainer, hop­ing to set off an ex­plo­sion to blast open the ma­chine.

Karnes County Sher­iff Dwayne Vil­lanueva said the man fired more than two dozen shots but never hit the con­tainer. He said he’s not sure the ex­plo­sive would have opened the ATM but it could have caused con­sid­er­able dam­age. A bank em­ployee later dis­cov­ered the ex­plo­sive.

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