Caught on camera! Thief's plan to blow up an ATM backfires as he's knocked off his feet by the blast One man's attempt to blow up an automatic teller machine backfires He ran off down the street after being knocked off his feet NT Police want him for two attacks on ATMs in the past week A wannabe thief has proved that crime doesn't pay, when trying to blow up an ATM in the Northern Territory only to be knocked flat on his back by the blast. He's seen in the surveillance video standing near the ATM. There's no one else around at 3.45am and all appears normal but then he looks to his left, takes something out of his pocket, and then glances to his right. Normal, that is, until he lights something which is unclear but what happens next catches the culprit completely by surprise.