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Suspected thief asks Victoria police for help breaking into ATM – BC | Globalnews.ca

Victoria police say a man was arrested after he asked officers to help him break into an ATM machine on Wednesday morning.

Police said two uniformed officers in the 900-block of Yates Street just after 3 a.m. approached a man trying to break into an ATM.


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Officers watched the man, who noticed someone was behind him.

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“Without turning, he asked those behind him to help him break into the ATM,” police said in a statement.

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The officers then identified themselves and told the man he was under arrest, at which time he tried to run away.

After a brief struggle, the suspect was arrested. He has since been released as the investigation continues.




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