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Regents Park smash and grab goes wrong at shopping centre as thieves leave behind ATM

Smash, dash and no cash: Masked thugs reverse a red ute into a shopping complex before a clumsy attempt to make off with an ATM fails

  • Pair of thieves reversed ute into shopping centre at Regents Park on Friday 
  • They tried to speed away with an ATM though failed twice to take the machine
  • CCTV footage captured the attempted robbery and destruction to the centre
  • They later burned the vehicle and police continue to make lines of inquiry 

Masked thugs have trashed a popular shopping centre and failed to make off with an ATM in an attempted robbery.

The pair reversed a stolen ute into the shopping centre on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Regents Park, in western Sydney, on early Friday morning.

Though they were unable to take a nearby ATM with them and later made off empty handed.

CCTV footage from the shopping centre captured the trail of destruction left behind.

Masked thugs have trashed a popular shopping centre and failed to make off with an ATM in an attempted robbery

The pair reversed a stolen ute into the shopping centre on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Regents Park, in western Sydney, on early Friday morning

The pair reversed a stolen ute into the shopping centre on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Regents Park, in western Sydney, on early Friday morning

A red 2012 Nissan Navara utility is seen smashing through the glass entrance doors of the shopping complex. 

Part of the metal frame door comes crashing down with the windows smashing against the floor. 

The pair of thieves jump out of the vehicle and hoist a strap out of the back of the ute before they attach it to a nearby ATM.

As they try to speed away the strap attached to the freestanding ATM snaps loose.

In a second attempt to remove the machine, the pair reverse the vehicle into the ATM and successfully rip it from the ground.

They tie the strap to the dislodged machine before trying to speed away but are unable to tow the ATM any further.

The pair make off and leave the machine behind.

Moments alter they abandon the vehicle before setting fire to it at Heritage Park.

Police say the ute had earlier been stolen from Park Road at Slacks Creek overnight on June 24.  

In a second attempt to remove the machine, the pair reverse the vehicle into the ATM and successfully rip it from the ground

In a second attempt to remove the machine, the pair reverse the vehicle into the ATM and successfully rip it from the ground

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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