Suspected ATM bombing gang members arrested

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Pretoria - Two men believed to be part of a gang of ATM bombers have been arrested in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

They were found in possession of three rifles, more than 100 rounds of ammunition and five pistols on Wednesday night, police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said.

R62 000 in cash, a two-way radio, balaclavas and hand gloves were also recovered.

"Four other gang members are still at large. These gang members have been linked to several ATM bombings in Limpopo and Gauteng."

Dlamini said one of the men was believed to be a member of the SA National Defence Force. He was found in possession of the cash, rifles and ammunition. The second man was found in possession of the pistols and other equipment.

On Tuesday, a man was arrested in Actonville, east of Johannesburg, for being in possession of a rifle, ammunition and a police blue light.

Twenty-three others were arrested across the province last weekend after 18 firearms were seized, Dlamini said.

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