ATM bombing at petrol station in Thornton Road, Athlone.

A gang escaped with cash when they blew up an ATM at an Athlone petrol station yesterday morning.

The bombing took place in Thornton Road, Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed.

“They fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. A case is under investigation and no one has been arrested as yet,” she said.

Also in the early hours, two suspects used a tool in an attempt to steal from an ATM in Wynberg.

Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut said they fled the scene empty-handed.