ATM bombers to be sprayed

ATMs across the country could be fitted with pepper spray to stop criminals from tampering with the machines, banking group Absa said yesterday.

ATMs across the country could be fitted with pepper spray to stop criminals from tampering with the machines, banking group Absa said yesterday.

"Absa is piloting this initiative and depending on how successful it is, this will be rolled out around the country," said spokesperson Patrick Wadula.

He was responding to newspaper reports that Absa had fitted 11 ATMs in Cape Town with pepper spray to deter bombings and card skimming. - Sapa

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