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Man uses blow torch in robbery attempt

GRANDVIEW, Mon. — The thief probably only stole about five dollars since the lock boxes are emptied twice a day.

GRANDVIEW, Mon. — Police are searching for a man who used a blow torch to try and steal money from a carwash, according to

Big Billie’s Car Wash caught the act on surveillance video, noted the article. Police found the melted lock from the change box at the scene.

“What [the suspect] didn’t know is there [are] two locked doors, and when you open the first door it sets the alarm off,” said Mike Lane, manager of the wash, in the article.

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“He came in and he had a blow torch in his trunk, [he] put the hoses through the back seat then pulled them out the window and he cut the bars [and] lock off the box,” Lane continued in the article.

Lane also noted the thief probably only stole about five dollars since the change boxes are emptied twice a day.

Click here to read the entire article and view the surveillance footage.

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