Dutch cash deposit ATMs to close after explosive robbery

Dutch ATM and seal bag machine
A conventional Dutch ATM (left) and seal bag machine (right)

Dutch banks have decided to shut down the country’s network of cash deposit ATMs, after a bombing last week was carried out with a new kind of explosive device.

The Dutch Banking Association said more than 500 “seal bag” machines across the country would be closed temporarily as a security measure. The machines are used by businesses to deposit cash, but have become targets for thieves.

Dutch banks and ATM operator Geldmaat took the decision to close the machines after a machine was bombed

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