ATM catches fire as thieves use blow torch in Bishop, Texas

At approximately 7:53AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Bishop Police Department received reports of a possible fire at the PNC Bank, located at 1001 U.S. Highway 77 South, Bishop, Texas. Bishop Police Department Patrol Officers, along with Deputies from Nueces County Precinct 3 Constable Office and ESD 3 Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene and found the ATM was on fire and had significant damage visible.

Upon further investigation it was determined the fire was the result of an attempted burglary of the ATM machine. Surveillance video obtained from the bank shows three (3) unidentified male subjects attempting to gain entry to the ATM machine before it caught fire. Nueces County ESD-3 Fire crews were on location. No other structures are involved at this time, but this is an active crime scene.

Bishop Police Department confirmed the fire at PNC bank was a result of an attempted burglary of the ATM machine at that location. The suspects were observed leaving the scene in a white Ford F-250 pickup truck bearing Texas LP LPJ0259. This is an active criminal investigation by the Bishop Police Department.

If you have any information related to this case, please contact the Bishop Police Department at 361-584-2443. If the information you provide leads to an arrest, it could earn you a cash reward.