Brazen ban­dits tear bank apart

The Riverine Herald - - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER -

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.

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