Bank ATMs were the target of a gap filler attack.
Bank ATMs were the target of a gap filler attack.

Vandal stops cash flow

SILICON gel, commonly used as a gap filler on building projects, rendered three automatic teller machines at Station Square useless at the weekend.

A police spokesman said a vandal splattered gel on to the card slots, keypads and screens of three machines — ANZ Bank, Suncorp and National Australia Bank — on the outside wall of the shopping centre in Alice Street, Maryborough, about 5.30am Saturday.

A witness said the damage was so bad that two machines were out of order for the day, possibly the weekend.

“It was very annoying as customers then have to use ATMs from another bank and get charged extra fees because of it.”

Police were still searching for the culprit yesterday.

“It’s possibly a disgruntled customer — opportunists don’t usually carry silicon guns around with them.”



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