Burglar attempts to torch ATM at Chico restaurant

Aug 19, 2014 10:49 AM by News Staff

Chico police are investigating an early morning break-in at the Sin of Cortez restaurant on The Esplanade.

According to police, the break-in happened sometime after 4:30 a.m. An employee showed up after an alarm went off and found the door broken and the smell of smoke. Police say a hammer was located next to the broken door.

Police say it appears that someone tried to torch the ATM, but were unable to break into it. A suspect was caught on camera, but a description has not been released at this time.


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