Because petty thefts are just too petty for some robbers, we bring the case of three thieves from Massachusetts who wanted to up their game by breaking a money box using a blowtorch. Seeing that the stubborn box just won’t budge, the Lawrence robbers gave up and left. Authorities are still trying to identify the suspects.
Lawrence Robbers Used Crowbar, Sledgehammer, and Blowtorch
According to the Lawrence Police Department, the force has been mobilized for a state-wide manhunt for three individuals who tried to steal a money machine from Haffner’s Car Wash. The security tape retrieved from the location revealed that the attempted robbery occurred on Sunday, at 3:15 a.m.
The tape shows a 1999 green Honda CRV pulling in the car wash and stopping in front of the money machines. Several seconds later, an individual leaves the vehicle and attempts to remove the machine using a blowtorch.
After a couple of unsuccessful attempts, the man picks up a crowbar and tries to break open the lock. Unfortunately for him, the crowbar seems to be as useful as the blow torch. Running out of patience and time, the individual asks his accomplices to hand him a sledgehammer.
Several hits later, the Lawrence robbers simply give up trying to steal the money machine, head back inside the car and leave the premises. The owner alerted the police after reviewing the overnight security tapes.
According to a Lawrence Police Department spokesperson, the car used by the three robbers was reported stolen some time ago. As for the valiant money machine, the car wash’s owner declared that he considers himself quite lucky since the box contained over $6,000.
At the moment, the authorities are trying to track down the robbers based on the information retrieved from the security tape.
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