'Syndicate behind ATM bombings'

SA Banking Risk Information Centre says a syndicate is behind ATM bombings in CPT.

FILE PICTURE: A young girl looks at the remains of an ATM, after robbers bombed it. Picture: SAPA

CAPE TOWN - The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) said on Wednesday it believes a syndicate is behind the latest ATM explosions in the Western Cape.

Two cash machines were bombed in Cape Town in less than 24 hours.

An FNB ATM was destroyed in Victoria Road in Southfield on Wednesday while another machine was bombed at a BP garage in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain on Tuesday.

In both incidents, four suspects fled the scene.

No arrests have been made yet.

SABRIC CEO Kalyani Pillay said, "It is definitely the work of a syndicate. People who commit these kinds of crimes are highly organised, and they move from province to province when it becomes difficult for them to perform their crimes in a particular area."