Western Cape ATM bombings cost at least R1m

2012-06-05 10:05


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Cape Town - A spate of automated teller machine (ATM) bombings in the Western Cape has racked up at least R1m in damages, it was reported on Tuesday.

The SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) estimated that each cash machine blown up cost between R50 000 and R300 000 in damages excluding any money taken, the Cape Times reported.

Since January, 18 ATMs had been blown up in the province, with areas like Nyanga, Goodwood, Ottery and Parow being targeted.

Sabric CEO Kalyani Pillay told the newspaper they were working with the police and banking industry to clamp down on the blasts but would not explain how.

"It is not in the interests of crime prevention to publicise operational issues pertaining to any crime," she said.

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