SAINT-FERREOL-LES-NEIGES, QUE. – Would-be robbers used a mechanical shovel to tear down the wall of a bank north of Quebec City early Sunday morning, police said.
The robbery seemed to have been botched as nothing was stolen, police said.
Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau said when officers arrived at the bank after its alarm sounded at 4:30 a.m., “the exterior wall of the building was thrown on the ground.”
The would-be robbers left the mechanical shovel at the bank, which is in the town of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., about 50 km north of Quebec City.
Thibaudeau said police found a witness who will be questioned by investigators.
Police have made no arrests.