The Associated Press published this surveillance video, released by British police, showing an explosion at a gas station that “ripped apart a cash machine, allowing thieves to make off with the money inside.”
Explosives of any kind, due in part to their complexity, usually get attention of authorities at a national level — no doubt police will call in bomb technicians to inspect the scene.
In this case, completely demolishing the ATM might have been the most expedient way to access the cash inside.
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