Photos by Steve Shay
The Family Fun Center's entrance in Tukwila was ripped open by a van. The driver unsuccessfully tried to steal a cash station inside, but the machine refused to leave. Pictured, a carpenter patches the wreckage.

Van plows into Tukwila Family Fun Center; Unsuccessfully targets cash machine

A van was driven through the front entrance of the Family Fun Center, just northeast of Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, at about 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The collision twisted metal, scraped walls and broke glass as the driver continued to the cash machine by the elevator door. Not only was glass shattered. So were the driver's dreams of stealing the money as the machine was bolted down and wouldn't let go, nor give up its contents.

The cash machine was badly damaged during the attempt.

According to Tukwila police, the would-be burglars fled, but left the van behind.

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