Criminals set cash on fire in bungled ATM robbery (PHOTO)

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An attempt by wannabe thieves to break into an ATM went awry after the grifters inadvertently set their prospective loot alight.

Police in Everett, a city north of Seattle in Washington state, said firefighters were called to Coastal Community Bank Tuesday morning after bandits had attempted to open the ATM with a blowtorch.

John Dickson, Chief Operations Officers of Coast Community Bank, said this is the second attempted robbery at the machine following another incident involving by masked men just a few weeks ago.

READ MORE: Spectacular bank heist fail caught on camera as robbers flee scene

Trying, and failing, to break into ATMs using blowtorches appears to be growing trend among criminals.

In February a man wearing a wig failed to get cash from a New Orleans ATM using a blowtorch,  while in March two suspects also failed to gain access to an ATM in both North Carolina and Houston.

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