Two Cape Town ATMs bombed

2012-02-07 17:59
Cape Town - A group of men bombed two ATMs in Goodwood on Tuesday morning and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, Western Cape police said.

Explosions were heard at 3.30am at an ATM in Goodwood Mall, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

"They found two ATMs damaged by what we believe are three armed men who took two containers."

The men were still being sought.

Filander said a case of malicious damage to property had been opened.

"The investigation is still in its early stage to establish what kind of explosives were used."

"The latest trend of ATMs being blasted ... is a matter of concern for the Western Cape police, and every endeavour will be made to apprehend the suspects."

A total of 399 ATM attacks took place in 2010/2011 compared to 247 in 2009/2010, with Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal the biggest targets.

On last Friday morning, an ATM on Vasco Boulevard in Goodwood was bombed. Three or four people were seen fleeing the scene.

On Tuesday, robbers made off with cash after blowing up an ATM near a convenience store in Durban Road, Bellville.

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