Coop's Store Manager following last night's explosion: "want surveillance cameras"
It was around 3 am last night that there was a big bang on Brogatan in Knislinge. The police sent a patrol car to the scene.
They found that someone had carried out some kind of detonation at the cashpoint – using something that looks like a pipe bomb. The crime scene will be investigated on Wednesday.
”It is mostly older people who take out cash to buy things here”Stefan Karlsson, Store Manager at Coop in Knislinge
No one was injured in the blast. Sometimes, when you blow up a cashpoint, money may come out. The case has therefore been classified as both destruction causing public endangerment and aggravated theft.
The fact that the village's only cashpoint is broken may cause problems for some people.
– Between 75 and 80 per cent of those who shop at Coop pay by card. It is mostly older people who take out cash to buy things here, says Stefan Karlsson, Store Manager at Coop in Knislinge.
It is possible to withdraw some money at the checkout when you shop using your card at Coop.
– It’s about 200 to 300 crowns above the amount. But we are moving towards a cash-free society, he says.
– I want surveillance cameras outside and I know that the Municipal Councillor, Patric Åberg (M), is ripping his hair out to get it.
The police would like to have information from witnesses who may have seen something.
– We are very keen to get in touch with people who may have heard or seen something and we are looking for witnesses. People in the vicinity may have noticed something because the blast would have been quite loud, says Filip Annas, Press Spokesperson for the police.
If so, contact the police on 114 14.