The ATM was near the Coop shopping center in Reconvilier, according to the Bern cantonal police on Saturday. According to current knowledge, the ATM located at the entrance to the shopping center was opened with explosives by unknown perpetrators shortly after 3:10 a.m. According to the report, the perpetrators left the place in an unspecified direction and took the stolen cash with them. The machine was completely destroyed.
Various specialists had been deployed to secure evidence. In addition, construction machinery had to be used, so the shopping center remained closed on Saturday, as the police wrote.
The Bernese cantonal police, led by the public prosecutor’s office Jura Berner-Seeland and in cooperation with the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol), initiated an investigation, it was said. The federal prosecutor was informed. The police are looking for witnesses.
An ATM had already been blown up in Lohn-Ammansegg BE on May 11th.