ATM near MCAS Miramar blown up, cash stolen

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SAN DIEGO – An ATM at a gas station across the street from MCAS Miramar was blown up Sunday morning and it’s cash box stolen, according to police.

Officers responded at 6 a.m. to the Chevron station in the 9600 block of Miramar Road, but the suspect or suspects were gone and so was the cash, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.

The owner wouldn’t go on camera, but told Fox 5 he called police as soon as he learned the driver from the company that refuels the gas pumps noticed the damage. He also said the surveillance video captures the explosion at 3:30 in the morning and shows two men take off in a vehicle.

Multiple federal agencies were called out including, The San Diego Bomb Squad, ATF and FBI who is lead in the investigation.

The gas station was not open for business at the time and there were no injuries reported, Delimitros said.

There was no information regarding how much cash may have been stolen. However, a regular customer said the ATM has been out of service for weeks since it moved from it’s original location a couple months ago.