Female smashes ATM in Marine Terrace

photo A 23-year-old female from Beachlands has been charged and had her bail refused after she smashed an Automatic Teller Machine in Marine Terrace early this morning.

At around 2:30am, the female walked to the Bankwest ATM and attempted to withdraw funds by allegedly inserting a foreign object into the card reader.

After this was unsuccessful, the female allegedly struck the machine with a number of objects causing extensive damage to the screen and key pad area.

She was apprehended by police and charged with criminal damage and will appear in court later today.