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Criminals in a row, Raiffeisen ATMs blow up in the air

in the Middle of the night, the perpetrators beat. At the end of February, a Raiffeisen is blown up at the neuweiler road in the beautiful book BL-ATM. The Criminals go unzimperlich. The debris flying 15 metres away, the noise of the Explosion startled the whole neighbourhood. Several residents call, therefore, to 3 p.m., the police. The culprits are fled in the direction of France.

This is not an isolated case. In the past few months have been blown up in Switzerland, at least ten of its ATMs, such as police reports show. Earlier it came only a few isolated attacks. Now the perpetrators of the beating, mostly in the border regions. Above all in Ticino and in Geneva, but also in the German part of Switzerland. Accurate information about how many ATMs have been attacked in Switzerland. Different in the case of the Bank robberies: the number of Which is, on average, about forty per year.

vending machines are often in remote locations

most often, namely nine times, have attacked the Criminals ATMs of Raiffeisen . This is evident from the cantonal police reports. The Bank has not confirmed the number. The number of Raids on ATMs Raiffeisen give no information, says a spokeswoman. The Bank has more than 1700 ATMs across the densest network in Switzerland. As a result, the probability will increase for physical manipulation of the devices potentially. "Further Details will be announced for safety reasons."

another attacked ATM is in a branch of Migros in Torricella-Taverne, TI. The retailers can not give any information about which Bank is operated, and refers to the manufacturer Wincor Nixdorf. The US companies out there for privacy reasons, no information.

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In the financial industry is puzzled about the backgrounds of the explosive series, in the case of Raiffeisen. Because the ATMs of the different banking institutions come from the same suppliers: they differ, therefore, hardly. One explanation could be that the ATMs of Raiffeisen are a little more populated places and Criminals, therefore, a smaller risk to be caught in the act.

The blasting process is fast. Usually, a Gas is admitted into the ATM machine; this is then ignited. But when it comes to explosions and solid explosives. The financial services provider SIX you can't solve the puzzle. He supervised approximately half of the 6,000 ATMs in Switzerland. He noted that when and if an ATM machine fails, but he doesn't know what the reason there is a malfunction. The difference between a complete destruction or a power failure is not, therefore, for the company.

The Ticino investigators will be supported in the elucidation of the ATMs-blasting of explosives experts of the scientific service of the Zurich cantonal police. Whether this be of assistance also in other cantons is not known, the Zurich police. "In the framework of inter-cantonal judicial assistance, we support all of the cantons in all areas," says a spokesman.

were Partially blown away during the recent attacks, even walls – as a result, the Personal device in danger.

The financial loss for Raiffeisen by the attacks. According to a study by the European industry Association of payment service providers (East) to capture the perpetrators so little money. On average, the yield is only at 7500 Euro.

But the banks have other reasons to Worry. The branches are damaged by the blasting. So an attack on a Raiffeisen-machines sparked five years ago, in Berg SG to a fire that resulted in property damage of 100 000 Swiss francs. Partly were blown away in the recent attacks, even walls – as a result, the Personal device in danger.

European Trend, Switzerland

In Europe, the blowing up of ATMs has been growing for some time. In the first six months of last year, the number of incidents increased in comparison to the first half of 2017, from around 1700 to nearly 2050 – an increase of almost 21 percent. The topic of the industry and, therefore, the Association of payment service providers. Recently a event of banks, ATM manufacturers and the police was held authorities to do so. In October, to be held in London the next Seminar. The money can learn houses, how you can protect yourself.

The latest data from the industry organization, presented to the East in the near future. Then it will show whether the European Trend, which has reached in the past few months, Switzerland, to continue – or whether the criminal attackers are looking for a new field of activity. (Sunday newspaper)

Created: 01.04.2019, 19:23 PM

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