Philadelphia police make arrest in ATM explosion case

They say this is the fourth such explosion in the city in the last month.

Tim Jimenez
June 21, 2018 - 6:55 am
Philadelphia police are investigating an explosion at an ATM in the Kensington section of the city Wednesday night

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UPDATED: 11:30 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police now say they arrested the woman who blew up an ATM in the Kensington section of the city last night. Police are still looking for at least two other men. 

This image, taken from surveillance video, shows one of at least two men Philadelphia police are looking for in connection to an ATM explosion in Kensington Wednesday night.
Philadelphia Police Department

Chief Inspector Scott Small said earlier that, at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers went to Jasper Street and Allegheny Avenue. Smoke was coming from a beer distributor. 

Employees told them that someone had just put a device, which had exploded, in an ATM machine, right inside the front door."It ripped the whole front of the machine off. Exposed the inner-mechanisms. However, it did not destroy or break open or breach the safe," Small said.

The money was protected, and no one was hurt in the blast. Small says a surveillance camera caught a man and woman in the store. The woman can be seen putting the device in front of the ATM, lighting the the fuse, and then leaving.

his now makes four such explosions in the city in the last month. Police are trying to figure out if they're all connected. No one has been hurt in any of the incidents.