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Smash-and-grab thieves no match for cash machine

Smash-and-grab thieves no match for cash machine
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Some would-be thieves smashed a van through the entrance of the Family Fun Center in Tukwila early Wednesday, but police said they didn't get away with any money.

Officials said the crooks crashed the van into the front doors just before 4:40 a.m. and tried to steal the cash machine that was inside.

The cash machine was bolted to the floor so the thieves were unable to steal it, but their efforts left the machine battered and broken.

Unable to get the machine or the money inside, the intruders took off and left the van at the scene, police said.

Investigators spent a few hours collecting evidence and are reviewing surveillance video from the business.

A manager at the Fun Center said they planned to clean up the mess and be open for business later Wednesday.
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