Police have seized a car which they believe might have been used in an attempted ATM ram raid in Claremont this morning.
About 4am, a car smashed into the front of the Suncorp Bank premises on Bay View Terrace, causing significant damage to the shop front and ATM.
The ATM is still at the scene, but detectives say they will not know if any money was taken from the machine until it has been properly examined.
Two black, plastic sections of a car bumper are on the bricks among fragments of the smashed window glass and there are tyre skid marks leading to the shop front.
CCTV footage is expected to shed light on whether the crash was accidental or deliberate, but the driver would have had to thread the car between a light pole and a metal tree surround to hit the ATM.
The bank is situated next to a boutique clothing store and surrounded by security cameras.
A detective said it was an unusual place to attempt a ram raid.
He said police had seized a vehicle of interest, which they found nearby.
The car was significantly damaged, but they were not yet certain it was the vehicle involved.Suncorp Bank has placed a security guard at their Bay View Terrace outlet in response to the incident.
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