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Police lock down Camden Town after thieves ‘attempt to blow up cash machine’

Thieves attempted to open an ATM using power tools

07 January, 2018 — By Geoffrey Sawyer

Camden Town was locked down by police this morning after reports that robbers attempted to blow up a cash machine.

Officers were called to Chalk Farm Road, near the junction with Harmood Street, at around 11:15am and found that thieves had attempted to access an ATM using power tools.

No trace of explosive were found, police said.

The attempted robbery failed and the suspects fled empty handed.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called to Chalk Farm Road junction with Harmood Street, NW1 at 11:13 on Sunday, 7 January following reports of suspects attempting to ‘blow up’ a cash machine. Officers attended. Upon examination, no trace of explosives were found.

“There was however evidence of an unsuccessful attempt to force entry to the cash machine using power tools. A crime scene remains in place and specialist officers are on scene. No arrests have been made and there are no reported injuries.”

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