Police identify woman accused of trying to blow up ATM

Tinikah Hogan faces a long list of charges.

Mike Dougherty
June 22, 2018 - 10:29 am
Tinikah Hogan

Philadelphia Police Department


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released the identity of the woman suspected of setting off a bomb in a failed attempt to rob an ATM at a beer store in Kensington.

Authorities say 34-year-old Tinikah Hogan faces a long list of charges stemming from the incident, including criminal conspiracy, arson, causing a catastrophe, and weapon of mass destruction.

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According to police, the Norheast Philadelphia woman placed an object into the discharge slot of the ATM, lit the object and ran from the store. A few seconds later, the machine exploded. Then several men ran in to the store and grabbed items from the top of the machine.

The ATM owner observed that, while the machine had been blown apart, the cash safe in the ATM was still intact.

Surveillance video shows that, prior to the explosion, an unidentified man entered the store with what bomb technicians have now determined to be an M-1000. He exited the store and had a brief conversation with Hogan before she returned to the store with the device.

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

Members of the Bomb Disposal Unit, and the ATF Arson & Explosives Task Force responded to the scene to investigate. A check of the scene revealed no additional explosive hazards.

This now makes four such explosions in the city in the last month. Police are trying to figure out if they're all connected. Nobody was hurt in this or the other explosions.

On Thursday, Police said they were still looking for at least two other men.