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Gang bombs ATM in Soweto

2012-08-24 07:18

Johannesburg - An ATM was bombed by an armed gang in Bram Fischerville, Soweto, in the early hours of Friday morning, Gauteng police said.

"It was roundabout 02:00 this morning. A group of people driving a Combi and a Golf went to a Spar in Bram Fischerville and planted bombs into an FNB ATM," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

"The ATM was blown but no money was taken. The blast did not prove effective."

Police were notified by community members and responded to the scene.

"There was a shooting between police and the suspects. We found more than 20 cartridges from AK47s used by the suspects," said Makhubela.

A police car was hit during the shoot-out but no police were injured.

Three men were armed with AK47s and another man with a handgun. A security guard was held at gun point before the bombs were detonated.

Police believe there were other men in the two cars. It was not known exactly how many men formed part of the gang.

Makhubela appealed to the community for any information regarding the incident, with the men being well armed and dangerous.

No arrests have been made.

Comments
  • terrence.zulu.9 - 2012-08-24 07:26

    Hard luck.next try

      JAbu.R15 - 2012-08-24 07:44

      What do u mean try next? these people are commiting a crime and worse of all someone could have been killed

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-08-24 07:57

    I think the police should have arrested the idiots!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-24 09:16

      How do the robbers just get away that easy? Did the police not chase them? It's their damn job and the pussies are not doing it!

      rob.tubbs.39 - 2013-01-27 19:39

      Yeah sure when four or five people are firing at you with automatic weapons. The Police should have 'killed' the idiots...

  • Nkosiyam Maxhegwana - 2012-08-24 08:23

    I think police Must stop these Dogs who bomb the ATMs, Police its easy to shoot the Strike mines but the police can't shoot the thugs

      iceman196 - 2012-08-24 09:04

      they not dogs, they are human criminal savages, stop blaming the canine species for everything that goes wrong and btw the miners that attacked the police are thugs

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-24 08:42

    Such a pity the police were not able to shoot all of these filthy rotten thieves and take garbage off our streets.

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-24 09:02

    ya so, what do you expect to be done about it

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-08-24 13:11

    If police would have killed all these criminals, Zuma will have now sent an enquiry (his puppets) over the death of these people. My question is, what do police have to do to protect themselves and the citizens under those kind of circumstances????. Let me take you back down the memory lane, "The recent Marikana Shootings".

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