Robbers blow up ATM, shoot at cops

Crime & Courts

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 1am, spokeswoman Warrant Officer Malebo Khosana said.

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Date:26/09/07 ATM bombing that happend around 1am at Dobsonville ext 3 bp garage where the money was taken Picture by Matthews Baloyi

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. - Sapa

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