It happened on January 9 around 4 a.m on the 1100 block of Oregon Avenue.
Surveillance shows the suspect approaching the ATM machine outside of the South Philly Tobacco and Lottery store with a pry bar in his hand.
He spends several minute trying to force open the machine, but was eventually scares off by a passing witness.
The thief fled the scene and was picked up by a second suspect who he had been in contact with via walkie talkie.
Police describe the suspect as a white male, 36-39 years-old with a thin build. He was wearing a black winter hat, dark colored clothes and a dark colored backpack.
The second suspect's vehicle is described as a white 2000-2009 Subaru or Toyota station wagon with a bicycle rack on the roof.
Anyone with information should call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).
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