Blowtorch used in attempted ATM burglary in northeast Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- An ATM caught fire after someone used a blowtorch in an attempted burglary.

An eyewitness flagged down an officer around 4 a.m. at the Chase Bank on Lockwood near Lyons in northeast Houston.

They told officers that the ATM was burning.

Police said that a person tried to get the cash out of the machine by cutting into it with a torch, but it caught fire and the person took off empty-handed.

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