Brazen bandits tear bank apart
THIEVES damaged an ATM and stole money from Tongala’s Bendigo Bank branch. It is believed two men driving an excavator down Mangan St in the depths of the night then used its hydraulics to literally tear the front off the bank giving them access to its ATM. They then apparently used the attachment on the excavator to ‘crack’ the teller machine, damaging it extensively. Police said after destroying the front of the bank the men stole a number of cash boxes with an unknown value before activating the alarm and fleeing.