Cape Town ATM bombed

2013-03-14 10:07

Cape Town - An ATM has been bombed at a petrol station in Cape Town, the Cape Times reported on Thursday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said the ATM at the Ottery petrol station, on Old Strandfontein road, was blown up on Wednesday.

Last year, 21 ATMs were blown up in the Western Cape.

Traut told the newspaper it was not clear if cash was taken.

No injuries were reported.

  • bibi.vanzyl - 2013-03-14 10:17

    CCTV cameras? And where were the garage staff?

      Musawashe Moyo - 2013-03-14 10:26

      What's e garage staff to do?

      ready2go - 2013-03-14 11:01

      @Musawashe Moyo - Garage phone police, police shoot robbers

      Desire Jean Zwane - 2013-03-14 11:05

      2 words... off duty lol.

      Musawashe Moyo - 2013-03-14 11:19

      Phone police risking my life for the cruel bankers

      Piet Phetheni - 2013-03-14 12:17

      those garage staff are not trained or paid to combat crime.

      TSR01 - 2013-03-14 13:03

      If you see criminal activities and do not phone the police, you are complicit in the crime due to negligence in reporting it. Do not run out and try to tackle or arrest the robbers, just phone the police to let them know "By the way, some robbers just bombed an ATM at our petrol station. There were 3 of them, driving a white nissan champ with a canopy." Easy and safe! :)

  • JanGrimbeek - 2013-03-14 10:33

    They should install all ATM's inside KFC shops, there's always cops on duty

      antonio.bandarass - 2013-03-14 10:47


  • yaya188 - 2013-03-14 10:43

    I must say, sometimes I feel like doing that, so many are out of order......seriously, one never hears if they got any money?

      Paul Van Schalkwyk - 2013-03-14 11:26

      they must contain money (lots), thats why it re-occurs....but not that often ! its still a tricky job to pull off....getting hold of c4 / ammo / preparation - routines ! its not an easy job, it has to be worth it !

      Beverly Young - 2013-03-14 14:51

      I am not sure if they get away with a lot of money. My understanding it that the actual cash.....comes from a sysytem within the bank, through all sorts of gizmos. That when something goes wrong, all the sysytems shut down. What do I know.......?

  • phattee - 2013-03-14 10:48

    It is easter time for free money....

  • Mpho Peter Mashotja - 2013-03-14 11:18

    They must just kill those robers

  • Delene Labuschagne - 2013-03-14 11:31

    what is so interesting or shud i say whats new about ATM being bombed thats old and boring news, and its not news its everday life in SA get use 2 it,,,,

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-03-14 11:57

    I would condone the destruction of money. If these guys are destroying the money and not stealing for selfgain they should be applauded.

  • Eterni80 - 2013-03-14 13:03

    my engrish very good das is good ja

  • Dylan - 2013-03-15 07:11

    Amazing that an ATM bombing in Cape Town is reported... An ATM is bombed weekly around Rustenburg... Why isn't this reported and dealt with?? Or is it just old news for the area?

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