Sunday 26 April 2015
Home / News / More ATM bombings in the Cape

Two more ATMs were bombed in Cape Town at the weekend, bringing to six the number of attacks in just two weeks.

On Saturday, the Standard Bank ATM at the Spar Supermarket on Main Road, Delft, was bombed.

Early on Sunday, an FNB ATM at a Caltex garage was bombed on Ottery Road in Wynberg. Police are looking for three suspects.

All six bombings occurred between 3.10am and 4.10am.

The spate of blasts started on January 30 at a Spar in KTC near Gugulethu. CCTV footage showed seven suspects. The next attack was at a Kwikspar in Bellville on February 1.

Two more ATMs were targeted in Goodwood: four men blew up an ATM on Vasco Boulevard on February 3, while three armed suspects targeted Goodwood Mall last Tuesday.

Crime experts described the attacks as professional and suggested they were not isolated. It is believed a syndicate could be at work because of the cash, planning and skills required.

The SA Bank Risk Information Centre has said this is a new trend for the Western Cape. Crime expert Johan Burger said either a local syndicate had changed focus, or syndicates operating in Gauteng or KwaZulu-Natal had moved.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

-          IOL News

  • Read more in this week's TygerBurger.