Couple arrested for attempting to take all the money in the ATM.

Crime 100By Staff

June 15th, 2018



This news story is Milton based but just too funny not to be shared.

ATM machine

Couple try to rip open an ATM machine – no luck.

On June 1st, 2018 at approximately 12 a.m. a male and female attended a business on Harrop Drive in Milton.
A male entered an open lobby area of the business and attempted to drill and pry open an ATM while a female acted as a lookout. The male made repeated attempts to pry open the ATM but was unable to do so.

The male then attached a towing strap to a pick-up truck and made several more attempts to rip the ATM open. The two remained at the location for over an hour and eventually left in the vehicle without obtaining any cash.

Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives quickly identified the suspects as a husband and wife duo residing in Milton. They were arrested on June 12th and 13th without incident and later released on a promise to appear.

James Matthew TINGLEY 46 years and Tina Louis TINGLEY 33 years, both from Milton are facing charges of theft under $5000, mischief under $5000 and possession of burglary tools. They are scheduled to appear in Milton Court on July 16th.

The ATM is a total loss and is valued at approximately $2500.

Can’t you just see the guy backing his truck up and desperately trying to rip open the ATM.  This is the kind of stuff they make movies about.

The trial should be a hoot – wonder what the defence should be?

People charged with a criminal offence are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Detectives from the One District Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) have concluded an investigation into a failed Milton ATM Heist.

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2 comments to Couple arrested for attempting to take all the money in the ATM.

  • May L

    Trailer Park Boys style crime!

  • Steve D

    Wow, did they start out in life as, brother and sister? I guess they had no idea that they would be on video, or just how amazingly tough those little ATM machines are.