Inhabitants of the Wallonian city of Visé were awakened in the early hours of this morning by an explosion when thieves blew up a local cash machine. The Argenta bank – located in the heart of Visé – was attacked on Tuesday night with explosives, the Liege public prosecutor said Wednesday morning.
The explosives allowed the suspects to blow apart the facade and seize the cash machine before fleeing. The bank is located Rempart des Arquebusiers in Visé, in the province of Liège.
The police of the Basse-Meuse area were called around 3.30am. No arrests have been made at this time.
At 10:15, the mayor of Visé, Viviane Dessart, and the police commissioner of the Lower Meuse, Stéphane Demoulin, gave a press conference following the attack, explosive, bank Argenta.
“Fortunately, it was the day of the weekly market in Visé because, in normal times, a lot of cars are parked in front of the bank,” said Commissioner Demoulin.
A dozen houses were damaged by the explosion, two families have to be relocated, according to DH.