The botched robbery unfolded at a Wells Fargo Bank just after 4 a.m. in Hurricane, a city in southwestern Utah, police said in a news release.
The suspects triggered several thousand dollars in damage in their attempt to rip out the ATM using a stolen truck, a trailer and heavy equipment, cops said. They did not elaborate on what the “heavy equipment” exactly was.
Pictures from the scene showed pieces of the ATM at the bank’s drive-thru service strewn around the area along with panels from the overhang above.
Unable to remove the machine, the suspects sped away and crashed the truck a short distance from the bank, police said. Despite efforts from officers and K-9s to search the area, they did not immediately find any suspects.
Detectives were following several leads as part of the ongoing investigation, according to the department.
Meanwhile, all the stolen property was recovered at the crash site and returned to its respective owners.