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ATM criminals: Postbank packing center ATM targeted

ATM criminals : Postbank packing center ATM targeted

A rash of ATM blasts and stolen cash has riddled Bad Godesberg in recent months. Police ask for help in finding the criminals.

An ATM at a Postbank packing center on Schwertberger Straße in Bad Godesberg was the target of criminals early Thursday morning. Residents there were awakened by a loud bang at about 4:30 a.m. They observed a man on a red “Motorroller” (scooter) who was driving away from the scene.

Police determined that the ATM had been blasted open, parts of it flying 20 meters away. Cash was taken but the sum was not yet known. Police were at the scene today asking residents about what they may have observed. The man, who fled in the direction of Brunnenalle is described as follows: 1.8 to 1.85 meters, not wearing a helmet, driving on a red “Motorroller”. It is possible that another person was involved. Police ask anyone who might have information to call them at (0228) 15 0.

A list of criminal statistics showing where ATM blasts have occurred show that Bad Godesberg is a favored target. Victims of these blasts have included the Deutsche Bank on Moltkeplatz, the Sparkasse on Heiderhof, the VR Bank in Lannesdorf and very recently the Commerzbank on Michaelsplatz. On Wednesday, an ATM in Bonn-Endenich was also the target of criminals.

(Orig. text: Joshua Bung)