Albuquerque man tries to bust into ATM with car

June 26, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing numerous charges after being accused of using his car to try to pry open an ATM.

Police say 42-year-old Michael Betz is being charged with [auth] commercial burglary, conspiracy, aggravated fleeing, criminal damage and other counts stemming from his arrest Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to the ATM along Central Avenue around 6 a.m. The suspect fled after the unsuccessful attempt, but left behind the car’s bumper.

Officers later spotted a vehicle matching the description. The driver fled, then crashed in a parking lot and ran off.

Police set up a perimeter around the area and ended up capturing him.

Officer Tasia Martinez says detectives are also investigating Betz in connection with another ATM theft in the Albuquerque area that recently occurred.

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