The Limpopo Organised Crime Unit are hard on the heels of the unknown suspects who allegedly committed an ATM bombing in Duthuni village. The incident took place at a Global Filling Station in the Thulamela Municipality in the early hours of Wednesday, 15 November at about 02:30.

A 40-year-old employee at the Filling Station was reportedly asleep when he heard a loud sound outside the premises. But did not go out to investigate what was happening because he feared for his life.

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The employee patiently waited and went outside to investigate while calling the police and management of the filling station afterwards.

Thugs get away with cash after bombing an ATM in Duthuni ATM bombing Village
Bombed ATM in Duthuni Village

Upon their arrival, they found an ATM that was situated outside the premises blasted with explosives. A substantial amount of money was taken during the incident.

Police are investigating cases of theft, Contravention of Explosives and malicious damage to property.


A massive manhunt of the unknown suspects is underway and anyone with information that can assist is encouraged to contact the Investigating Officer Sergeant Ian Mabasa on 074 645 0000. Crime stop number 0860010111 or nearest police station or MySAPSApp.