Tips for Staying Safe at an ATM

Last week, Sioux Falls Police were investigating an armed robbery at a bank ATM were 2 men pulled up behind the victims car, the passenger got our and held a gun to his side and took the money and tried taking his wallet before getting back in the car and driving away.

Tips for Staying Safe at an ATM

  1. Choose an ATM in a busy, well lit area: There should be pleny of people around and enough light for everyone to see you.
  2. Use an ATM in the morning: Robbers tend to prefer the oover of darkness to the light of the day.
  3. Bring a friend to the ATM: Robbers usually prefer to target isolated individuals, as opposed to groups of 2 or more.
  4. Lock all your doors and roll up your windows at a drive-up ATM: Only roll down your window when neccessary.
  5. Watch for any suspicious activity around you at an ATM: Keep your eyes open for anything out of the ordinary and trust your instincts.
  6. Get cash inside the bank or at another location: During business hours get cash in the bank from a teller. Or consider getting cash back from a debit card transaction at the grocery store or other retail location.

 

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