June 3, 2018
Why would you blow up an ATM?
One would assume that would destroy a large amount of whatever cash was inside – or at least make it so damaged most places wouldn’t accept it because they would recognize it from the story they saw on the news about a blown up ATM.
I think she probably saw it in a movie.
A woman has been charged after an explosive device was placed on an ATM inside a beer distributor in the Kensington section of the city.
Philadelphia police say 34-year-old Tinikah Hogan, of the 3400 block of Emerald Street, was arrested Thursday around 1 a.m. when officers stopped her at Frankford Avenue and Clearfield Street. Police say she placed an M-1000 on an ATM at Jasper Street and East Allegheny Avenue on Wednesday evening.
Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew says the homemade device appears to be made by stuffing a cardboard tube with a flammable element and a wick.
“We believe she’s the person who actually set that device in the dispenser and the device that ultimately detonated,” he said.