Two ATMs in the Limassol area were blown out in the early hours of Saturday in separate incidents, according to police.
The first incident took place at 4am in Parekklisia, when an explosive device blew up a EuroNet ATM with the perpetrators managing to steal an unknown amount of money. The cash machine was completely destroyed by the explosion, and the money seems to have been stolen. Members of the police conducted on-the-scene examinations, which revealed that the explosion was due to an improvised explosive device of high power.
The second one took place around the same time in Potamos Yermasoyia. This time the target was a Bank of Cyprus and the amount stolen amounted to €37,000.
The incident appears to be related to two persons, who used a large, dark-colored motorcycle and fled the scene heading north to the Limassol-Nicosia motorway.
Police are investigating the possibility of the two suspects being linked to a case of attempted theft of cash from an automatic cash machine, which was committed early in the morning, also in Limassol.
The case was reported by a bank branch manager in the Yermasoyias area, where unknown people caused damage to the branch cash machine, but failed to recover any cash.
According to Police Examination on the scene revealed that around 3.30am. on Friday, two people set off an improvised explosive device that had been mounted on the machine, but it did not explode. Afterwards, the perpetrators allegedly left the scene on a high-speed motorcycle.
Police have posted photos of the two suspects on the scene in order to gather information that may help clarify the case. Anyone who knows anything who can help can contact the Limassol TAE, at 25-805057 or the Citizens’ Contact Line at 1460 or the nearest Police Station or through the Police Police Online Complaint Platform Cyprus
In addition, in order to prevent such crimes, the public is urged to cooperate with the Police and, in the event of any suspicious movement of persons or vehicles, immediately contact the Police at 112.