Two ATMs bombed in Rustenburg

2012-06-29 17:09

Johannesburg - A manhunt was launched on Friday for five people who bombed two ATMs in Helen Joseph's Drive, Rustenburg, North West police said.

Spokesperson Amanda Funani said: "It is alleged that the thugs were wearing balaclavas when they approached two [security guards], confronted them and took their firearms."

They then detonated explosives which blew up a First National Bank ATM and an Absa ATM.

As the men tried to flee, police arrived and a shoot-out ensued.

Funani said no police officers were wounded and it was not known if the suspects sustained injuries.

The men fled the scene in a black Audi A4 with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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