SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Despite being interrupted several times, a pair of determined would-be thieves tried over and over to steal a cash machine from inside a Pacific Beach bar and grill early Thursday before finally cutting their losses and fleeing empty-handed.
One of the burglars got into the 710 Beach Club on Garnet Avenue in the early morning by prying opening the front door, according to San Diego police. After a few minutes inside, the intruder left, then returned with another man.
The pair began hacking away at a wall surrounding an ATM in the business but fled when a car drove up, police said. A few minutes later, the bandits returned and resumed their efforts to free the money machine, then sneaked off again when a fire engine pulled up in front of the tavern.
A short time later, the men came back once more and returned to the task of trying to wrest the ATM from the wall.
Finally, about 5:30 a.m., an employee of the business arrived. Realizing the building had been broken into, the worker looked around and noticed two men in baseball caps hurrying away, according to police.
Nothing was stolen during the futile burglary.
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