A MYSTERY device has exploded in a bank in Gaucin.
The gas bomb blew up in the middle of the night smashing windows and causing the collapse of part of Unicaja bank’s ceiling.
While nobody was hurt, the explosion on Tuesday morning at around 3.30am, caused considerable panic in the small town, in the Serrania de Ronda.
Police are now studying CCTV from the bank to ascertain who might have been involved.
A bank official confirmed to the Olive Press: “Windows smashed and part of the ceiling collapsed.
“We don’t know exactly what happened but we think they intended to enter the branch to steal money, but luckily they could not get in.
“We don’t know how many they were. The police are now investigating.” The bomb had been placed in the small reception area of the bank, which holds its cashpoint.
It is believed, that the thieves intended for the device to blow the cover off the machine and the windows of the bank.
Local resident Pilar Osborne, who has lived in the town for many years, explained that it had caused chaos in the bank.
“There is a lot of mess, but the bank insists it will be reopen again tomorrow.”
She added: “I heard nothing, but then I have got double glazing and sleep like a log.”