Gang straps bomb to ATM worker: Is this a terrifying new trend?

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Gang straps bomb to ATM worker: Is this a terrifying new trend?

Fear grips cash in transit industry as experts, police warn of the real possibility this brutal tactic will spread

Senior reporter

The cash-in-transit industry is reeling from a weekend attack where an ATM maintenance officer was hijacked and then forced at gunpoint to wear a vest laced with nearly 2kg of explosives.

The attack on the SBV officers took place on Saturday morning near Macassar, Western Cape, as two of the company’s maintenance officers were about to open the ATM.

Sunday Times Daily has learnt from sources close to the investigation that investigators are now looking at whether the ATM was deliberately tampered with to set off an alarm, which would lead the maintenance officers to the machine to open it up and repair it...

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