On 14 July 2023, the U.S. Mission to Germany issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Mission to Germany advises U.S. citizens of an escalating crime trend in Germany of thefts from ATMs using incendiaries or explosives to breach the ATM and steal money. The ATM robberies tend to occur between the hours of 1-5 a.m. at ATMs with less robust security features, especially those in residential buildings in rural or suburban areas. The blast radius from a typical ATM explosion is approximately 200 meters, though debris has been discovered as far away as 500 meters.”