ATM bombers foiled by oil

In the early morning hours of May 4, a pair of Dutch nationals carried out a gas attack on an ATM in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The thieves fled by car with an undisclosed amount of stolen cash, according to a Europol press release.

In the course of making their getaway, however, the perpetrators caused a traffic accident, which caused their car to leak oil, Europol said.

Police followed the oil trail, and were able to quickly track down and arrest the suspects, age 23 and 28.

Germany has seen a recent rash of ATM explosive attacks carried out by organized gangs in the Netherlands.

The two countries have worked closely, with assistance from Europol, to jointly investigate the crimes, the release said.

Topics: Security

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