One Arrested, One At Large After Trying to Break into ATM

Shelton Police arrested one person and are looking for another after they attempted to break into an ATM.

According to a news release, at approximately 3 AM Tuesday, May 19, officers were dispatched to the Shelton branch of Columbia Bank, regarding an ATM alarm. The alarm company was watching the suspects on video surveillance while they attempted to pry open the ATM.

Officers arrived at the bank within three minutes of being called but the suspects had already fled the area. The ATM was heavily damaged. A K-9 unit tracked one of the suspects to a nearby residential area. The suspect refused to comply with law enforcement commands and was apprehended by the K-9.

Officers found explosives in the suspect’s backpack following the arrest. The Washington State Patrol’s bomb squad was notified and responded to manage the explosives.

The apprehended suspect was taken to Mason General Hospital for treatment to injuries sustained during the K-9 apprehension. Following treatment, the suspect was booked into Mason County Jail on charges of attempted robbery. The arrested suspect is a 44-year-old Mason County resident.

A second suspect is still at large. He is described as a white male, 5’10”, weighing 180 pounds, wearing green camo pants, blue/black Under Armour athletic shoes, and a dark jacket with a hood. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Shelton Police Department at (360) 426-4441.

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