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‘Quantity of cash’ stolen in early morning ATM blast

Images posted to social media showed the ATM in Bristol destroyed.

Thieves who blew up a cash machine are thought to have made away with a “quantity of cash”, police said.

Images posted to social media showed the ATM, outside a Sainsbury’s Local on Gloucester Road, Bristol, destroyed after the 4am blast.

One local, Seth Piper, wrote on Twitter: “So we were woken up by an explosion right outside our flat at 4am. Turns out some criminals blew up a cash machine!”

He posted a prior Google Street View image of the machine, which had the words “free cash” on it, and said: “They took the ‘free cash’ sign literally.”

Avon and Somerset Police are investigating the incident, and have urged anyone with information to call 101 with the reference number 5217250264.


From Belfast Telegraph