Explosives used in ATM robbery series in San Diego County

Posted at 12:32 PM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 20:56:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The FBI is searching for two men who used explosives to blow up ATM's in Miramar and Kearny Mesa.

The first robbery happened on July 4 at the Cal Coast Credit Union on Ruffin Rd., said the FBI.

A dark-colored vehicle pulled up to the ATM.  One man got out of the vehicle and set off a pipe bomb.  The explosion damaged the ATM and a glass pane on the enclosure.  The man did not get any cash.

The second robbery happened August 13 at the Chevron on Miramar Rd. The man drilled a hole into the ATM, filled it with gasoline, then detonated the device with a fuse.  The robbers took the ATM's cash box.

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The FBI said the men were driving a 2000-2006 Ford Escape with after-market wheels and a tow hitch with a ball.

Both men were light-skinned, between 5'10" and 6'0 tall, with medium to heavy builds.  During the second robbery, one man wore a dark beanie-style hat with a short brim, a leather jacket, khaki cargo pants, and dark-colored skateboard style shoes.  The second man wore a camouflage Gore-tex style rain jacket with a hood, dark jeans, and brown boots.