Philly: Cops Respond To ATM Explosion Saturday

On Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at approximately 1:56 A.M., Police responded to the 2600 block of East Cumberland Street for a report of an explosion involving an ATM. 

Saturday’s explosion is the latest in a string of similar incidents officials are investigating. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said last week that the thefts are believed to be “organized” and are a“coordinated” effort.

Currently, PPD Detectives and Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are believed to be investigating roughly 50 incidents involving ATMs. Police started seeing these types of incidents on Saturday, May 30th.

On Tuesday one man killed while trying to blow up one of the ATMs in North Philadelphia, officials said. The thieves either blew up or stole cash machines from several locations across the city last week.

Police recovered a live M-Series explosive device at Saturday’s crime scene.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is taking the lead in the investigation.