ATM bombed

Criminals bombs three ATMs and steal money. Image: SAPS

ATM machines and petrol station BOMBED

According to the information received, the suspects went to the store where they opened a Capitec ATM and causeddamage to the whole store.

ATM bombed

Criminals bombs three ATMs and steal money. Image: SAPS

Police in Seshego launched a manhunt for suspects who bombed an ATM at Makgofe.

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Spokesperson for the police in Limpopo, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said the incident happened around 1:30 on Sunday morning.

ATMs bombed by criminals. Image: SAPS

“According to the information received, an unknown number of men armed with rifles and pistols stormed the garage’s (filling station) kiosk and ordered everyone to lie on the ground,” said Ledwaba.

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“These men allegedly proceeded to the store where they opened the Capitec ATM, and also detonated the drop-in safe, which caused extensive damage to the whole store and stock.”

Ledwaba said that there were no injuries reported except for the damage caused to a taxi that was parked near the ATM.

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Anyone with information that can assist police in tracking down the suspects can contact Colonel Mamuhohi at 082 565 7288.

In another case, six armed robbers bombed a cash-in-transit van during a heist on Friday.

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The van was allegedly attacked by armed men on the R573 Road while driving from Marble Hall in the direction of Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga. Five of the armed robbers got away.

The police in Siyabuswa arrested a 40-year-old old suspect.

Mpumalanga police, spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the armed men reportedly fired several shots. One guard was injured. The security vehicle was brought to a stop as the tires were pierced by the gunshots.

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“One of the suspects’ vehicles was found abandoned not far from the scene. The police immediately launched an investigation where one suspect was found hiding in the nearby bushes with a gunshot wound on his stomach. He was arrested and he is currently under heavy police guard in the hospital,” Brigadier Mohlala said.