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39-year-old Olympia man charged for ATM explosion in Centralia

The 39-year-old was arrested at a home in Olympia Tuesday afternoon.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Ryan Moulder, 39,  was charged Wednesday after allegedly blowing up an ATM in Centralia. He was arrested Tuesday after being found in an Olympia home.

A warrant was issued for Moulder out of Lewis County Superior Court following the explosion at a First Security Bank in December.

He was found at a home in Olympia around 12:30 p.m. and arrested by Centralia police.

The explosion happened around 6:40 a.m. Dec. 19 at the First Security Bank, located at 604 S Tower Avenue. The explosion was caused by an "improvised explosive device" that two suspects used to gain entry into the ATM, according to police.

Police said evidence was spread across a roughly 10,000-square-foot area. Volunteers from the Centralia Amateur Radio Emergency Service helped police gather evidence at the crime scene, according to police.

The explosion also damaged the vehicle Moulder and the second suspect used to get away, according to court documents. 

Centralia police Commander Andy Caldwell said at the time that detectives found cash at the scene that had been burned, so investigators believe some of the money the burglars got may have been partially damaged as well.

The second suspect remains at large.

Investigators estimate that the safe Moulder and his accomplice robbed contained more than $39,000. The estimated cost of repairs to the ATM is $25,000. 

Moulder is charged with malicious mischief in the first degree, unlawful possession or control of explosive device and theft in the first degree. 

Anyone with information about the explosion is asked to call the CPD at (360) 330-7680 or Lewis County Communications at 360-740-1105.

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