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WELCH (WVVA) - Authorities in McDowell County are looking for two suspects who tried to steal an ATM machine from a gas station in Welch – using a stolen vehicle.

A spokesperson for the McDowell County Sheriff's Department says the pair broke into the Bantam Market in Welch over the weekend, wrapped a strap around the ATM inside and – using a vehicle stolen from the Town of Gary -- pulled the machine through the front door of the store.

When the two discovered the ATM was too heavy to lift into the vehicle, they left it outside and fled the scene. The two then allegedly drove the vehicle back to Gary and set it on fire.

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