Debris lay on the floor of the inside SASCU’s downtown branch after thieves attempted to steal an ATM. (SASCU photo)

ATM destroyed by explosion at credit union in Salmon Arm

The downtown SASCU branch remains open as the front entrance is repaired

The downtown Salmon Arm SASCU branch was the target of an explosive robbery attempt in the early morning hours of Sept. 11.

The front entrance of the credit union building was heavily damaged Tuesday when thieves destroyed the ATM in the branch’s front entrance with an explosion.

No one was harmed in the incident and the thieves failed to obtain any funds.

Related:Thieves attempt to steal cash from SASCU ATM

SASCU officials are assisting the RCMP with the investigation.

A SASCU news release says this is one of a number of similar incidents in the region. A SASCU ATM in a vestibule at the at Centenoka Park Mall was targeted by thieves in July. The ATM was badly smashed but no money was obtained in that incident either.

The branch is remaining open with members being asked to use a side entrance while the front undergoes repairs. An attendant will be on site to direct people to the temporary entrance and the drive-thru ATM remains operational.

Local RCMP officers and specialized regional police resources are being used to investigate the explosion. SASCU staff and the RCMP have determined that thieves didn’t enter the main branch and all personal client information stored inside is secure.


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