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Man Arrested, Caught Trying To Steal From ATM

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Posted at 6:15 AM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 08:35:34-04

A silent alarm led police to a would-be ATM thief in Bellevue.

The incident happened at the Fifth Third Bank in the 8000 block of Highway 100 around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officers said a man, identified as 21-year-old Jaleel Devonte Jones, was trying to break in to the side of the ATM, but the alarm triggered.

The security company immediately pulled up a live feed of him breaking in. Those with the company described Jones as a light-skinned man wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and red gloves.

Police tracked him to a nearby parking lot at a McDonald's restaurant and arrested him.

Prior to his arrest, Jones was questioned and searched. He told officers he was sitting in the parking lot talking to his girlfriend. However, authorities found him in possession of a steak knife, crowbar, and red gloves.

When officials checked out still images from the ATM security camera, they said the crowbar and gloves were obvious in the crime. His clothing was also noted in the images, and authorities said he was also seen holding the steak knife, using it to cut wires on the ATM.

Jones was not able to get anything out of the ATM. He has been charged with burglary and vandalism.

No further details were available.