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Thieves attempt to steal ATM from Detroit gas station

Men drive van through front doors at Shell station

DETROIT – Police are investigating an abandoned van found at Longacre St. and Fitzpatrick in Detroit.

They believe it was used to smash into a Shell gas station about one mile south at Warren and Southfield Rd on Thursday morning.

Police believe crooks tried crashing the van into the gas station twice, trying to loosen the ATM inside.

People pumping gas at the station witnessed the failed attempt.

Just miles away from where the van was left, police found another ATM hidden behind weeds.

Police ordered tracking dogs to the scene to try and pick up a scent.

No one is in police custody.