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Hillsborough County deputies investigating ATM explosion in Valrico

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 17:11:45-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating an ATM explosion.

The sheriff's office said the explosion happened at the Regions Bank at 3522 Bell Shoals Road in Valrico.

They said sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, an unknown suspect(s) spray painted the lenses of the surveillance cameras in the area.

Later, there was an explosion from the drive-up ATM, exposing the interior.

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At this time, it is unclear how much money was taken from the ATM.

The HCSO, FBI and ATF all responded to the scene. A suspect(s) description is not available at this time.

A similar incident happened on Dec. 22 in Tampa.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says they are working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office regarding the two recent explosions. However, they cannot say for certain if the two crimes were committed by the same person.

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Anyone with any information on the possible suspect(s) is asked to call the sheriff's office at (813) 247-8200.

This is an ongoing investigation.