Bomb squad evacuate homes after bungling robbers try to blow-up ATM in early hours of morning but explosive fails to go off forcing them to flee empty-handed
- Police found parts of an explosive device in the village of Timperley this morning
- Officers carried out a controlled explosion at the scene in Greater Manchester
- Confirmed they received reports of an attempted cash machine robbery
A bomb squad evacuated homes after bungling robbers tried to blow up an ATM in the early hours of the morning.
The explosive failed to go off, forcing the suspects to flee empty-handed and police and fire fighters remain at the scene.
The botched heist was attempted in the village of Timperley in Greater Manchester at 3.15am.
Pictured: The bomb disposal team in Timperley, Greater Manchester, this morning after they found an explosive device
Officers carried out a controlled explosion at the scene after find parts of an explosive device.
Greater Manchester Police say that a cordon is still in place at the scene as they tweeted about the incident this morning.
A spokesperson for the force said: ‘At around 3.15am this morning (Sunday 8 March 2020), police were called to Stockport Road, Timperley, to reports of an attempted cash machine explosion robbery.
‘The offenders did not make off with any cash and the explosion failed. Upon police arrival, parts of the explosive device were found at the scene.
‘As a precaution, specialist officers are in attendance and will carry out a controlled explosion.
‘A cordon is in place and is likely to remain for some time. A very small number of houses have been evacuated to ensure their safety. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.’