Ink-stained money recovered after 6 arrested for ATM bombing in Mpumalanga

At least six people have been arrested in connection with the bombing of an ATM at a business in Leslie, Mpumalanga, and police recovered wads of stained bank notes.

Police believe the mastermind of the ATM bombing is a 31-year-old man currently renting a room in Spruitview, Ekurhuleni in Gauteng. He allegedly assembled a team of criminals from Tokoza, Zonkizizwe and Soweto areas of Gauteng to execute the crime in Mpumalanga.

“Police crime intelligence-driven operation that was executed by Secunda crime intelligence unit, Mpumalanga provincial task team, Ermelo tracing team and Leslie visible policing led to the arrest of six suspects linked to the possible blowing of an ATM in one of the businesses areas in Leslie on Wednesday 8 February 2023,” said police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.

“According to information, there were about 20 heavily armed suspects who were using three vehicles, a brown and cream-white Toyota Siyaya minibus and two light motor vehicles – a silver grey Volkswagen Polo and a white Toyota Corolla.”

He said police worked tirelessly in gathering information about the vehicles used during the ATM bombing.



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