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Woman robbed at knifepoint at ATM

Posted January 27, 2010

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— Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office investigators were searching Wednesday for a man who robbed a woman at knifepoint at an automated teller machine over the weekend.

The woman told investigators that she withdrew $40 from a Cash Points ATM on Dunn Road in Eastover shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, and a man approached her, put a knife to her throat, demanded the money and sped off in a white Toyota Camry.

Investigators said the robber is a white man, possibly in his mid 40s. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants with a dark-colored sweatshirt and baseball-style cap.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • james27613 Jan 28, 2010

    too bad the banks will not allow you to have a panic PIN,
    enter it in and the atm shows you are overdrawn $758.34 and have
    only $100.15 in savings account while alerting police.

  • BraveHeart Jan 27, 2010

    I go there too sometimes...and as always i have my 40 mil. with me...after Im through with him...he won't rob nobody anymore

  • Bill of Rights Jan 27, 2010

    fatchanceimwrong: you're wrong. :-) The thing about putting your PIN number in backwards is false. Here's the link on snopes:


  • fatchanceimwrong Jan 27, 2010

    I've heard that if you put in your PIN backwards the machine will still process the transaction but will also send an alarm to the police department. Of course, this is only useful if approached by a robber prior to using the ATM.

  • lucascyn Jan 27, 2010

    I live in Eastover and I frequent the IGA in the same parking lot that has the ATM; this is a concern, but, like hdsoftail, I have a loaded .38 in my car. He would've never gotten close enough to me to hurt me or take my money. It's time people prepare themselves. This is a very open, public parking lot, with no trees or bushes.

  • hank5049 Jan 27, 2010

    at most cash point machines you have to physically get out of vehicle to use. not all but most

  • hdsoftail Jan 27, 2010

    That is why you keep your .38 ready at all times when at an atm

  • jackieflash42 Jan 27, 2010

    tree.. I see your point and your argument is legitimate. I stand by my "safety tips" but agree with you that even when we try and cover all the bases, there are times when we relax for a split second and things like this can certainly happen. Excellent points you made.

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Jan 27, 2010

    jackieflash42, it may not have been that simple. Even when I go up to an ATM, I have to open my car door because of the machine's positioning. Plus, this robber could have been hiding in the bushes nearby, and the woman would not have seen him even if she did check the premises.

    For me, if it was that late, I would go to the grocery store (like Harris Teeter, Lowes, Kroger, etc), buy a drink, and ask for a debit-cash advance with my purchase. This assumes I have money to actually do the withdrawls...

  • jackieflash42 Jan 27, 2010

    Why in the world is her car door open? When you go to a ATM, you scan the area, keep your doors and windows secured and if you feel uncomfortable in any way....leave and go somewhere else. And NEVER use an ATM where you have to get out of your vehicle. Especially in Fayettnam!