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Empty new ATM foils a robbery attempt

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WIGGINS, Colo. — A would-be thief who crashed a car through the front doors of a bank to rob a cash machine in the entryway came up empty.

The vandal drove through the front of the High Plains National Bank in Wiggins on Thursday morning. Police said the ATM had been pried open but all for naught — the new machine contained no money and hadn't even been plugged in.

"They got away with nothing," said Myron Sams, president of the bank.

A surveillance camera caught the crime on videotape, but the tape is fuzzy, Sams said.

"People are getting pretty brave," he said, noting the attempted heist occurred when it was getting light outside and people were around.