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    Posted December 24, 2013 by
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    VIDEO: ATM Explosion in Australia


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     DavidFullard, a freelance news cameraman in Western Australia, says there has been a rash of ATM attacks in the Perth metropolitan area. Two more machines were blown up on Christmas Day. He said the police set up a new task force to investigate and prevent more attacks. He shot this scene for 9News Australia.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Thieves have blown up an ANZ automatic teller machine at Stargate Shopping centre in Port Kennedy, Western Australia.

    The thieves were said to be on a motorbike and were heard arguing around 4:45am before a huge explosion rocked nearby homes.

    A Police Robot was sent in to examine the scene.

    Police, Forensics and Fire and Rescue are at the scene off Chelmsford Avenue.

    There is a 200 metre exclusion zone around the ATM and the shopping centre is closed.

    The explosion is the 3rd ATM explosion in less than a week in the Perth metro area. This morning's explosion is the 11th incident this year involving the deliberate targeting of automatic teller machines.

    Police are calling for witnesses, particularly anyone who saw a motorcyclist in the area at the time. Call CrimeStoppers on 1800333000.

    Paul Papalia, Local memeber of Parliament for Warnbro says there is a need for a Secret Harbour police station

    Damage to the ATM and Shopping centre is estimated at $600,000

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