Police search for suspect who blew up ATM in West Philly

Police say the explosion sent several pieces of the machine flying across the store. A clerk working was not injured.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
Suspect blows up ATM inside a West Philly store
Philadelphia police are searching for the suspect who blew up an ATM inside a West Philadelphia store early Sunday morning.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who blew up an ATM in West Philadelphia.

Officials say a suspect entered a convenience store around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the 4000 block of Lancaster Avenue.

The suspect placed an explosive device on the machine and ran outside before the explosion, according to police.

Authorities say a clerk inside the store was behind bulletproof glass during the blast and was not injured.

The explosion sent pieces of the ATM flying across the store leaving a pile of debris on the ground.

Police say the suspect did not get away with any money.