Police: Hünxe: ATMs in two banks blown up at the same time

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Two ATMs were blown up in Hünxe during the night. The perpetrators made loot. They struck at two neighboring financial institutions.

The Volksbank and the Sparkasse Rhein-Lippe were targeted by ATM blasters in Hünxe early Thursday morning. The police launched a large-scale manhunt, in which a helicopter was also used. A spokesman said the perpetrators probably stole money from one of the blasts.

At around 3:20 a.m., two detonations woke residents on the main street in the middle of Hünxe. Several people then called the police emergency number 110 and reported that two or three people had sped away in a dark-colored Audi after the explosions.

ATM demolitions in Hünxe: perpetrators fled towards the Netherlands

The perpetrators raced with the getaway vehicle to the A3 and then at high speed towards the Netherlands. A police spokesman said the Dutch police had also been informed.






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In both bank branches or in the service center of the Volksbank, no operation is possible for the time being. According to a police spokesman, a structural engineer came to the conclusion that although both buildings were severely damaged, they are still habitable.

The police did not provide any information on Thursday about the amount of the loot. There were also no further assessments of the damage caused.

The investigations continue.

The police are also looking for other witnesses and are asking for information to the police in Dinslaken on 02064/622-0.

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