Chainsaw used to break open ATM in Southlands gas station

Chainsaw used to break open ATM in Southlands gas station

Police are searching for suspects who broke into a Southlands gas station and used power tools to try and open a banking machine. 

On Nov. 3, around 3:20 a.m., two men forced their way into the Orange Store on Great Eastern Avenue in the St. John's neighbourhood, police said.

They used a bunch of tools, including a chainsaw, in an attempt to get into the automated teller machine  in the store.

In security video, one of the suspect can be seen smashing the ATM with what looks like a sledgehammer.

The second suspect then hands him a chainsaw, and sparks are seen flying as he tries to open up the ATM.

The two men were unsuccessful and fled the area in a vehicle shortly after, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said in a release Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 709-729-8000 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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