The entrance area of ​​the supermarket resembled a rubble field.
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Unknown perpetrators blew up an ATM in a supermarket branch in Elsdorf (Rhein-Erft district).

Elsdorf – On the night of Friday, several strangers have an ATM in a supermarket branch in Elsdorf (Rhein-Erft district) blown up. the police searches for the perpetrators and urgently asks for information.

The entrance area of ​​the supermarket resembled a rubble field. © Vincent Kemp

A witness noticed an explosion at the supermarket on ‘Hinter den Gärtneren’ around midnight, a police spokesman said.

A little later, police officers found the entrance area of ​​the store completely destroyed at the scene.

“According to the current state of affairs, the perpetrators are said to have pried open a window in the entrance area of ​​the supermarket and thus penetrated the anteroom. They then detonated an explosive device,” said the spokesman.

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Although the officers immediately launched a search for the perpetrators, they were able to flee undetected in a yellow Fiat. It was initially unclear whether they had made booty.

The ATM and large parts of the entrance area were significantly damaged by the explosion.

“Criminal detectives are still busy securing evidence at the crime scene. They are supported in their work by specialists from the State Criminal Police Office,” it said.

The police secured the tracks on site and are looking for witnesses.

The police secured the tracks on site and are looking for witnesses. © Vincent Kemp

Officers are looking for the ATM blasters, described by the witness as follows:

  • around 30 to 40 years old
  • about 1.75 to 1.80 meters tall
  • dressed in dark
  • wore black jackets with reflectors

The investigators take notes on the phone number 02233/520 or by email opposite.

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