Police are investigating an attempted automatic teller machine explosion in Halls Head this morning that caused $30,000 damage.

Firefighters were called to a shopping centre on Guava Way about 4am after reports an ATM was on fire.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said the crew found a gas cylinder on fire next to the machine.

He said it appeared someone had tried to blow up the machine.

"There was no explosion, just a fire, and police are investigating further," he said.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

Popular videos

Our Picks

Follow Us

More from The West