Pipe Bomb Used to Rob ATM I DeKalb County

A pipe bomb was used to gain access to the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at a bank in DeKalb County, Georgia, two days ago. The pipe bomb detonated and ripped into the ATM device making the cash accessible for the theft. According to the DeKalb County Police Department, it happened at an ATM in the 2000 block of Lawrenceville Highway in DeKalb County.

As reported, “The suspect ran away with a significant amount of money but was tracked to a location in the 700 block of Scott Boulevard by the police department,  FBI, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”

The person suspected of robbing the ATM, who has not yet been identified, was placed under arrest on Saturday morning after reportedly using the pipe bomb. The police claim that “several improvised explosives were seized during the arrest.”

A representative from the police department said, “Thanks to our bomb unit, we are able to keep these off the streets and keep DeKalb County safe.” Credit was given to their Homeland Security Unit for “their hard work in solving the case.” The case is still under investigation.


D & B Staff

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