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Concern at lack of ATM bombing arrests

Community police board are concerned at the lack of arrests following ATM bombings.

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CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Community Police Board on Sunday said it was concerned that few suspects have been brought to book for the province's ongoing ATM bombing problem.

The Hawks said only two arrests have been made in connection with the spate of ATM bombings since February.

A total of 16 cash machines have been bombed this year.

The Hawks' McIntosh Polela said they were confident more arrests will be made.

“We are now putting heat on the criminals in the Western Cape. We are confident we are going to deal with the people responsible and bring them to court.”

The Community Police Board's Faizel Abrahams said, “The investigation is ongoing. It is definitely a situation whereby we have also noticed there have only been two arrests. We have asked why. It is a concern.”

(Edited by Lisa Bartlett)

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