Attacks on bank ATMs in Ajoie

Attacks on bank ATMs in Ajoie
Attacks on bank ATMs in Ajoie

Monday May 20, 2024, around 5 a.m., two ATMs were attacked with explosives simultaneously. One case took place in Porrentruy, at the Poste de la Gare, and a second in Alle, at the Banque cantonale du Jura.

At both locations, the thugs fled in several vehicles.

The damage to the buildings concerned is significant. Neighboring buildings were also affected. However, no neighbors or anyone was injured.

At this current stage of the investigation, the amounts taken are unknown.

The Jura police services, namely the gendarmerie, the judicial police and the identity service, as well as the duty prosecutor came to the scene. The municipal police of Porrentruy, the federal customs office, as well as the military police have reinforced the system put in place. The special services of the BEX (Berne mine clearance), the FOR (scientific service of the Zurich police) and the technical imaging service of the Neuchâtel police also intervened in view of the particularity of the events. The federal police fedpol also went to the scene.

The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office will take charge of the investigation due to its jurisdiction over explosives-related offenses

No other information will be communicated.

Call for witnesses: people who have information or have witnessed the facts are asked to contact the cantonal police headquarters at 032/420.65.65.

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