ATM Bombing In Carousel View: Stained Cash, Bombs Recovered, 5 Arrests

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Police crime intelligence officers have have recovered stained cash, explosives and arrested five suspects in connection with an ATM bombing in Carousel View, Tshwane.

The suspects were bust hours after an ATM was bombed and a fuel station robbed in the area and the contents stolen.

Recounting events leading up to the arrests, Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said: “At about 01h30 on Friday 13 May 2022, police were notified about an ATM that had just been bombed and fuel station robbed in Carousel View.

“Several units of SAPS [SA Police Service] were activated and led to a safe house in Garankuwa. As the police were approaching, suspects started firing shots and a shootout ensued.

“Four suspects were arrested at the safe house while more than three other suspects fled on foot.

“Police followed on those who escaped and arrested the fifth suspect, where one firearm was recovered.

“Explosives and stained cash suspected to be taken at a bombed ATM were recovered at a safe house.”

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela lauded the members who responded swiftly in the early hours of the morning and arrested suspects few hours after crime was committed.

“This is a breakthrough for us as we had a number of ATM bombings in the past three months, especially in Tshwane District,”  said  said Lieutenant General Mawela.  

“We believe these are the suspects responsible. Profiling will be conducted to link them to other ATM bombings.”

The suspects are facing charges of business robbery, possession of explosives, possession of suspected stolen property, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

They are expected to appear in court soon.Police crime intelligence officers have have recovered stained cash, explosives and arrested five suspects inconnection with an ATM bombing in Carousel View, Tshwane.

The suspects were bust hours after an ATM was bombed in the area and the contents stolen.

Recounting events leading up to the arrests, Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said: “At about 01h30 on Friday 13 May 2022, police were notified about an ATM that had just been bombed and fuel station robbed in Carousel View.

“Several units of SAPS were activated and led to a safe house in Garankuwa. As the police were approaching, suspects started firing shots and a shootout ensued.

“Four suspects were arrested at the safe house while more than three other suspects fled on foot.

“Police followed those who escaped and arrested the fifth suspect, where one firearm was recovered.

“Explosives and stained cash suspected to be taken at a bombed ATM were recovered at a safe house.”

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela lauded the members who responded swiftly in the early hours of the morning and arrested suspects a few hours after crime was committed.

“This is a breakthrough for us as we had a number of ATM bombings in the past three months, especially in Tshwane District,”  said  said Lieutenant General Mawela.  

“We believe these are the suspects responsible. Profiling will be conducted to link them to other ATM bombings.”

The suspects are facing charges of business robbery, possession of explosives, possession of suspected stolen property, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The arrested ATM bombing suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

SUCCESS: Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo narrates events leading to the arrests of the suspects linked to the ATM bombings

BUST: Three ATM bombing suspects