Bungling thieves find an inconvenient truth
A pair of would-be thieves drove off empty handed this morning after their attempt to steal an ATM failed dismally.
Shortly after 2am, two men crashed their car through the front window of a convenience store on Huntingdale Road, Huntingdale, in Melbourne's south-east.
But they then found out that their car didn’t have the power to pull the machine from the wall.
CCTV footage shows the men reversing the car in through the shop’s front window.
When their robbery attempt failed, the men jumped back in the car and drove off empty handed.
Police have described one of the men as of solid build, wearing a dark balaclava with a disposable dust suit. The vehicle has been described as a dark-coloured sedan.
Police are appealing to anyone with information about the burglary to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.