Man wears wig, takes blowtorch to ATM

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — New Orleans police say a man with a female wig tried to use a blowtorch to break into an ATM.  It’s the latest case to roll on the Wheel of Justice.

It happened at a business in the 1700 block of Eagle Street at about 6:30 in the morning on February 7.

Police released surveillance footage that shows the man also wearing a hooded sweatshirt and latex gloves.

They say he used a shopping cart to roll the torch to the ATM where he tried to break in but was unable.

The man got away, but police think he may be responsible for another, similar incident on the prior day in the 1300 block of South Carrollton Avenue.

The NOPD is asking anyone with information about the case to contact the department’s Second District at 504-658-6020 or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.

Remember, your tips to CrimeStoppers can remain anonymous, and you could earn a cash reward.

So far, more than 320 people have landed behind bars after their cases rolled on the Wheel of Justice.


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