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ATM ransacked after break-in at Algoa Park shop

Oct 21, 2019
ATM ransacked after break-in at Algoa Park shop

Port Elizabeth - The Provincial Organized Crime Investigation Unit (Prov OCI) in Port Elizabeth is seeking assistance from the community for information leading to arrest of suspects involved in a break-in at a supermarket in Algoa Park.

"It is alleged that on Friday, at 21:16, the store manager locked the shop in Algoa Park and activated the alarm," said police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"On opening the shop on Saturday, at approximately 05:55, she once again deactivated the alarm.

"It was at that time that she noticed that the ATM inside the store was forced opened and she immediately called the police.

"The Bomb Disposal Unit was summoned to inspect the ATM, prior to any entry."

Capt Janse van Rensburg said that the ATM was forced opened with an angle grinder and an unknown amount of suspects gained entry through the roof.

"An unknown amount of cash was taken."

The Provincial Organized Crime Investigation Unit is requesting anyone who may have information regarding this housebreaking to contact Lt Col Willie Mayi on 0826975914. All information will be treated with confidentiality.

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