Hatchet Fails To Breach ATM

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TAUNTON, Mass. – A man was arrested early last Friday morning carrying a hatchet police believe he used to try to break into a Taunton FCU ATM just minutes before.

The suspect, seen on surveillance video wearing a hat, gloves and dark glasses, was bashing the machine with what nearby witnesses reported as a hammer. When a police cruiser reported to the scene officers saw the suspect walking away.

When ordered to stop, the suspect reportedly began walking at an even quicker pace, which led police to physically block him and guide him to the rear of his cruiser.

While escorting the suspect the officer said he felt a hard object in his jacket pocket and handcuffed him as a precaution. That object, Oliveira said, turned out to have been a silver hatchet with a foot-long black handle.


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