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Man with blow torch arrested for trying to cut into ATM

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A Winnipeg man armed with a blow torch was arrested after allegedly trying to cut into a bank machine early Monday morning.

The incident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. when police received a report that a man was attempting to open up an automated teller machine with a blow torch in the 100 block of St. Anne’s Road. Officers arrived on scene and found the man still cutting his way into the ATM.

He was arrested without incident.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect was allegedly involved in an incident in the 600 block of Kildare Avenue last week. In that case, the suspect was believed to have tried to break into the back of an ATM but was scared off by the alarm.

Robert James Wagner, 30, is facing numerous charges.

He was detained at the provincial remand centre.

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