Burglars make off with over R850?000 from ATM

2015-04-29 09:23

BRAZEN burglars are believed to have escaped with a large amount of cash from an ATM in the CBD early on Monday.

An unknown number of suspects gained access into premises housing three First National­ Bank ATMs in Church Street.

After using a blowtorch to cut through the doors, the burglars used a hammer and pick to break through the safety compartment that stores the cash in the ATMs.

According to police sources at the scene, who declined to be named, the burglars are believed to have made off with more than R850 000.

The sources said that no security guard was present, and even though the security alarm had sounded during the early hours of the day, the police only received an alert at around 7am.

No arrests have been made so far.

The SAPS provincial communication centre­ was asked for official comment yesterday­, but failed to reply before print deadline.

Attempts to reach FNB were unsuccessful.

- Supplied

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