U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that since October 5, 2016 we have received reports that an unknown group of still at large criminals have robbed four ATMs using explosives: two in Lisbon, one in Cascais, and one in Alfragide. All of the attacks have occurred between 1:00 - 5:00 a.m., and none of the attacks resulted in injuries.
Embassy Lisbon reminds U.S. citizens to avoid using ATMs in isolated or poorly-lighted areas, use ATMs when accompanied by a companion, and use indoor, bank-affiliated ATMs whenever possible. U.S. citizens also should review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, monitor local news for updates, maintain a high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security. For additional information, please refer toA Safe Trip abroad.
Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.