News of a supposed robbery attempt had spread wide at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office in the wee hours of the 31st of May, after an ATM engineer who had come to service a machine found a burn on its hinges and locks. When the police team arrived the robbery scene, it was confirmed that the hinges of the said machine was actually welded shut rather the opposite.
Video surveillance shows two white male suspects with their faces covered entering the crime scene at about 3:15 a.m. One had on a black half nose mask with black sunglasses, a black leather style jacket, camo pants, desert tan military style boots, and black gloves; whilst the other wore a tan toboggan style hat, scarf around his face, a black long sleeve Under Armour shirt, black gloves, black shorts, and white tube socks with multiple colored stripes. The latter was equally seen with a crow bar and appeared to serve as the lookout, as well as a theft apprentice.
Instead of cutting the ATM with the blow torch, the ‘would-be’ thief welded the metal parts shut and the pair left with nothing.
According to our sources, new developments linking these same men to numerous burglary records has emerged, forcing the Florida state police to solicit for public assistance in curtailing this menace before these ‘Un-skilled’ burglars become a huge problem within Florida and its environs.
Therefore, if you happen to have any information on the bungled blow torch burglary, regardless of how minute, do contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.