Burglar uses welding torch on ATM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico police are looking for a suspect who used welding equipment to break into an ATM at a popular restaurant.   

Police said a man broke into the Sin of Cortez in the 2200 block of the Esplanade just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The suspect then used welding equipment to try opening an automatic teller machine inside the restaurant.  But smoke from the welding set off the fire alarms.

By the time police arrived, the suspect was gone.  Police said the suspect failed to get any money from the machine.

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