Robbers blow up Free State ATM

2012-06-26 17:40

Bloemfontein - A group of robbers destroyed an ATM with explosives and shot at police in Thabong in the Free State, in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.

A group of policemen heard an explosion at an ATM near the Majakathata taxi rank on Constantia Road shortly after 01:00, spokesperson Warrant Officer Malebo Khosana said.

When the police arrived an unknown number of men shot at them with AK-47 rifles. Police returned fire.

They later found 15 spent cartridges at the scene. The robbers fled the scene in a white Toyota Hi-Ace minibus.

Police found another explosive device at the scene which had not been detonated.

No money was taken from the ATM and no one was wounded.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-06-26 17:59

    Very glad the Police members are OK. Pity the bombers are also OK

  • africanwolf - 2012-06-26 18:26

    Nationalize all ATMS :)

  • lukas.welmans.1 - 2012-06-26 18:50

    Should we consider this ground braking news in SA???

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-26 18:51

    The general banking public ends up paying for this carnage .As we have now learned that all must be taken or shared can't the banks start giving people who demand an ATM one or more ? This they can then use as they see fit.

  • samgaf - 2012-06-26 19:10

    THere are mitigating circumstances,the robbers were under the influence of nicotine

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