Thieves Try to Knock Out Surveillance

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating an overnight incident at the Downtown Branch of the Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union.

Staff Sergeant Scott West  says an attempted robbery of an ATM destroyed the front entrance.

West has confirmed that there was some kind of explosion.  The branch will be open during regular hours, with members using a side entrance until repairs are made.  West says that some video does remain.

The incident occurred during the early hours of Tuesday, September 11th. While no funds were obtained, the machine was destroyed by the explosion. No one was harmed in the incident.

SASCU Credit Union officials are assisting the RCMP with the investigation. This event follows a number of similar incidents in the region.