NEW JERSEY (WTXF) - Residents in South Jersey are concerned after a woman was robbed at gunpoint after withdrawing money at the ATM.
Collingswood is a quiet town known for its restaurants, shops and safe living, so the thought of a robber pulling a gun on a woman as she left a walk-up ATM in broad daylight is frightening to say the least.
Louise Myers lives in town. She makes frequent trips to an ATM at the Bank of America. She was standing in line to use the ATM Monday afternoon when she heard about the daring gunpoint robbery. She was worried,
"I go to the ATM by myself all the time," she told FOX 29
Police say it was around 3:45 p.m. last Monday afternoon when a 34-year-old woman walked up to the ATM on Haddon Avenue and withdrew cash. She went right back to her car parked nearby. As she got in, a man appeared at the passenger side window, pointed a black handgun at her and demanded her purse, according to investigators.
Police say the gunman made his escape down Fern Avenue. A police K-9 tried unsuccessfully to track him down. Investigators combed the area looking for surveillance video of the suspect. With the gunman still on the loose, ATM customers are taking precautions.