Reports of mysterious overnight explosions around the Philadelphia metro area continue to surface on social media.
Police officials said organized thieves began targeting ATMs at several local convenience stores and markets shortly after 11pm, detonating at least 10 different machines before making off with cash, and in some cases, entire ATMs.
There has been at least one fatality reported during the spate of robberies.
According to a report from Good Day Philadelphia's Lauren Dawn Johnson, Philly PD and the bomb squad are investigating the scene of an ATM explosion that killed a 24 year old. Police confirmed the victim was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
#Breaking: ANOTHER ATM blown up in Philly. This one at N. 2nd & W. Susquehanna. A man was critically injured in the blast. More than a dozen ATMs blown up overnight. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/EShKY1DtMS— Steve Lindsay CBSPhilly (@SteveLindsayCBS) June 2, 2020
ATMs TARGETED: Two ATM machines were blown up at 61st and Woodland. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is expected there later to view the damage and talk with local merchants.@AlexHolleyFOX29 @MikeFOX29 #Fox29GoodDay pic.twitter.com/ZVhPyQQimH— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) June 2, 2020
Police at 2nd and Susquehanna in North Philly investigating an ATM that someone tried to break into using an explosion. Police say there have been several attempts at ATMS throughout the city overnight. People all over the city reported hearing explosions overnight. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/LLm5XMKOEh— Tim Jimenez (@TimJRadio) June 2, 2020
Destruction here at Park West Town Center at 52nd and Jefferson in West Philly. A @WellsFargo was vandalized and ATMs were broken into. @PhillyMayor, @Darrell_Clarke and other @PHLCouncil members will tour this area this morning. pic.twitter.com/IwqK8hz6t9— Mike D'Onofrio (@MikeDonofrio_) June 1, 2020
#phillyexplosions This ATM was blown up around 11:30pm @ American & Diamond. We saw 3 cars with maybe 10 guys drive away with whatever they got, probably heading to the next one pic.twitter.com/9vvKmm2LtK— Jake Beresford (@JBeersfood) June 2, 2020
ATM EXPLOSION DEATH: @PhillyPolice and the bomb squad are still on the scene of the ATM explosion that killed a 24 year old. Police tell us he was trying to blow it up when he was seriously injured. Taken to the hospital where he died. #phillyexplosions pic.twitter.com/LrZ2uNwJnf— Lauren Dawn Johnson (@LaurenDawnFox29) June 2, 2020
Thugs and Antifa blowing up ATMs in Philadelphia so they can steal cash.— Gags ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@csevaluation) June 2, 2020
7th and Girard, trying to blow an ATM.
Probably what most of the Philly explosions are that everyone’s heard from Fishtown to Passyunk to Breweryrown. pic.twitter.com/L3CurSlMbT