Thieves damge ATM

2016-07-12 06:05
A Nedbank ATM on main road in Wynberg was broken into on Thursday morning. Police are investigating a case of malicious damage to property.

A Nedbank ATM on main road in Wynberg was broken into on Thursday morning. Police are investigating a case of malicious damage to property.

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Wynberg police are investigating a case of malicious damage to property after a Nedbank ATM was blown up in the early hours of Thursday 7 July on the main road in Wynberg.

Wynberg police spokesperson Lieutenant Ntomboxolo Nqunqeka, says information was received about the incident and police followed up, but found no-one at the scene.

“Security footage was then viewed and it came to light that the suspects are known. They started tampering with the ATM on Wednesday night. They used glue so the money would get stuck or trapped when someone is trying to make a withdrawal. The suspects went back later to see if any money was stuck. They then blew up the side of the deposits and crashed the side where the bank card is inserted. The Explosives Unit was also called in to examine if it was a bombing or not. They determined it was malicious damage to property,” she says.

No arrests have been made yet. Nqunqeka says people are urged to inform the police about suspicious people who are hanging around ATMs.V Anyone with information on this incident can contact Sergeant Unathi Kula on 073 932 2771.

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