Armed gang makes off with cash during ATM bombing in Thabong

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Police are looking for the perpetrators of an ATM bombing and robbery in Thabong, Welkom in the early hours of Thursday morning.

It is alleged, heavily armed group of four men approached the ATM and torched it.

“On the 12 August 2021 at about 01:05 four unknown men armed with firearms approached the ABSA ATM at Total Garage in Thabong,” an issued statement from SAPS read.

Statement further read: “They were seen tempering the ATM and shortly it exploded. The same suspects were seen picking up the money from the ground.

Suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Manhunt launched to trace the suspects.

Preliminary investigation reveal that the money could be dyed after the explosion.

Should anyone have information leading to the arrests of these armed robbers, Detective Warrant Officer Bertus Olivier of Thabong Serious Crimes can be contacted at cellphone number 082 885 5271 or Police Emergency number 08600 10111.


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