Houston ATM Robbery Reminds Us To Stay Away From The ATM After Dark And Be Mindful Of Our Surroundings

While this incident happened back in March, it’s always useful to learn a thing or two from this man’s unfortunate event.

On Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:30 am, the complainant was withdrawing money from an ATM while in his vehicle at the 14600 block of the Katy Freeway, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated a tan vehicle pulled up to the ATM next to him and two unknown males exited the vehicle and approached his. One of the males pointed a handgun at him while demanding that he empty out his bank account. The second male opened the passenger door and searched his pockets, taking his wallet and cell phone. The complainants ATM card was stuck in the machine and he was not able to withdraw any money. The suspects eventually walked back to their vehicle and fled the scene. Houston PD #328904-21

Unless you absolutely must, don’t use the ATM when the sun is down. This is prime time for bad guys to wait for a victim to go to an ATM, and your likelihood of being involved in a bad situation goes up considerably.

If you must use an ATM at night, choose an ATM in a very well lit area, and an area that would allow you a quick getaway if things go south. Choose an ATM that gives you clear visibility around your vehicle, so that you’d have a better chance at seeing anyone approach you.

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