Thieves fail in Melbourne ATM heist

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Burglars have tried to steal an ATM from a shopping centre in Melbourne's southeast.

Offenders forced entry to the Langwarrin centre early on Monday and used a chain to secure an ATM inside and tried unsuccessfully to drag it outside, police say.

The would-be thieves escaped, leaving tyre marks outside the doors and police were called when staff from the centre's bakery discovered the damage.