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Suspects Use Stolen Van To Smash Gas Station Window But Get Nothing

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BLUFFTON, S.C. -

Bluffton Police are investigating what they say was a failed attempt to steal an ATM from a Parker's Gas station. 

It was after hours, and the doors were closed and locked. However, that didn't stop two men from getting inside.

Investigators say two men stole a van, then crashed it through the front of the building at 170 Evans Way in Bluffton around 3:30 Tuesday morning. 

That left workers, and CEO Amy Lane with a huge mess to clean up in the aftermath.

"The store was in shambles when we got here," Lane says.

"There were cases of soda busted on the floor, the frame was knocked out of the window. They hit the check-out counter, and moved it and knocked the register systems down," she says.

Police say the two men then entered the store and tried to steal the ATM, but were unable to get the machine out of the building.

"It's pretty much impossible to get into an ATM," Lane says.

She says it was locked and empty, anyway.

Police say the men then tried to get away in the van, but couldn't dislodge it from the damages store front, so they ran away on foot. Police say the van was stolen from a Heating and Air company in Hardeeville. 

Bluffton Police are still looking for the suspects,  anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers  at 1-888-CRIMESC or Lt. Joe Babkiewiscz at (843) 706-4563.

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