ATM cut open with blowtorch in NE Houston

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Police say a witnesses flagged officers down after they saw the ATM burning.

Burglary suspects used a blowtorch to access a Wells Fargo ATM in northeast Houston.

Police say security guards saw the suspects on surveillance cameras, but they took off before officers arrived.

Police say this may be part of a pattern developing in the Houston area.

RELATED: Blowtorch used in attempted ATM burglary in northeast Houston

Police said that last week a person tried to get the cash out of the machine at the Chase Bank on Lockwood in northeast Houston. The suspects cut into it with a torch, but it caught fire and the person took off empty-handed.

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