Milton Couple Charged in Attempted ATM Heist

A Milton couple is facing charges in relation to a failed ATM heist.

It went down on June 1 at midnight.

That’s when the male and female suspects went to a business on Harrop Dr., near the courthouse.

A man entered an open lobby area of the business and tried to drill and pry open an ATM while a woman acted as a lookout.

He made repeated attempts to pry open the ATM but failed, say Halton police.

The man then attached a towing strap to a pick-up truck and made several more attempts to rip the ATM open.

The pair spent more than an hour and eventually left in the vehicle empty-handed.

The ATM is a total loss, say investigators, and is valued at approximately $2,500.

Detectives from the 1 District criminal investigations bureau quickly identified the suspects as a husband and wife duo living in Milton.

They were arrested on June 12 and 13 without incident.

James Matthew Tingley, 46, and Tina Louis Tingley, 33, are facing charges of: theft under $5,000; mischief under $5,000; and possession of burglary tools.

They were released on a promise to appear and are scheduled in Milton court on July 16.

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