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Men detonate explosive at ATM in Chinese restaurant

Police are investigating the detonation of an ATM at a Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Enquirer reports three men entered the Golden Chinese and American Takeout and set off an explosive in an attempt to blow up an ATM.

The force of the explosion shattered windows and knocked down shelves, but no injuries were reported.

According to Fox 29, the men entered the restaurant at 9 a.m. and ordered food. They then tossed an explosive at the ATM and ran for safety by exiting the restaurant.

They then reentered the Golden Chinese hoping to remove cash from the ATM.

They were unsuccessful.

Frustrated, two of them escaped on foot and a third pedaled off on a bicycle.

Two of the men are described as wearing jackets and dark pants. The bicyclist wore a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

This is not the first time such an incident has occurred in Philadelphia. In June, a man died trying to blow up an ATM. It was one of several attempts that day across the city in a coordinated attempt to steal cash machines, according to NBC10.

At least 10 ATMs were vandalized that day.

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