Exploding ATMs: Brazil banks wrestle with dynamite heists

An employee walks next to broken glass at a damaged branch of Banco do Brasil after a gang caused an explosion in a part of the bank in an attempted robbery, in Guararema, near Sao Paulo, Brazil April 4, 2019. Picture taken April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – More than two dozen heavily-armed men stormed into the center of Guararema early on a recent morning, rousing the Brazilian town’s residents with the sound of broken glass, explosions – and then gunshots. Brandishing high-powered rifles, wearing bullet-proof vests and carrying several kilos of dynamite, the gang pulled up in front […]

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