Police investigating after suspects attempt to blow up ATMs in West Jordan, Salt Lake

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WEST JORDAN, Utah, Jan. 8, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating after they say a suspect or suspects tried to blow up ATMs in West Jordan and Salt Lake City using a propane tank.

The first incident occurred at the Goldenwest Credit Union on 5639 W. Highlands Loop (7625 South) at approximately 5 a.m. Sunday, West Jordan PD Sgt. Dan Roberts told Gephardt Daily. He said the suspect or suspects pumped propane into the ATM with a hose, and though the ATM did blow up, the section that contains the money was not compromised.

The suspect or suspects fled, likely in a vehicle, Roberts said, and have not been found; police are viewing surveillance footage from the scene.

Roberts added Salt Lake City police are investigating a similar incident that occurred Sunday at approximately 11 p.m.

A suspicious circumstance was reported at the America First Credit Union, 1799 S. Pioneer Road (2700 West), officials said.

When officers arrived, a propane tank was found next to an ATM, with a hose running from the propane into the ATM, but it appears the suspect or suspects had left the area.

Roberts said police have not confirmed if the incidents are related, and they do not have a suspect description at this time.

Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to call the WJPD at 801-256-2000 or the SLCPD at 801-799-3000.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.

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