Suspects on the run after ATM robbery

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The suspects made a hole in the wall to gain entry to the room where the ATM is.

An undisclosed number of suspects are still on the run after they robbed a Standard Bank ATM in Standerton, Mpumalanga, earlier today.

Standerton Police spokesperson Lieutenant Fanie Nhlabathi said the suspects tied up all the security guards at the New Denmark Colliery hostels in Thuthukani before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money, Standerton Advertiser reported.

He said they made a hole in the wall to gain entry to the room where the ATM was.

Investigations are ongoing.

In a separate incident, police launched a manhunt after about 13 armed men bombed an ATM inside a financial service shop at the Attlyn Shopping Centre in Pretoria last year.

Police spokesperson Major Mack Mngomezulu said the men bombed an ATM at about 9am.

“The suspects entered the mall and went into the store. They threatened staff members, disarmed the security and told everyone to lie down on the floor. They then proceeded to bomb the ATM inside the store. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in three different vehicles,” added Mngomezulu.

“As they were fleeing, they fired shots into the air. No one was injured, and no arrests have been made,” he said.

– Caxton News Service


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