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Woman shot during robbery attempt at Durham ATM

Posted October 21, 2013

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— Durham police are looking for a man who shot a woman at an ATM Sunday night.

Investigators say a man in a ski mask approached the 38-year-old woman at the Coastal Federal Credit Union at 3125 Shannon Road around 8:45 p.m.

When she was not able to withdraw money from the ATM, they say, he shot her in the leg.

She was taken to a local hospital, where she was recovering Monday night.

Further details of the crime weren't available, and authorities have not released a description of who they are seeking.

It's unclear if the man stole any money.

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  • Jack Flash Oct 23, 2013

    3rd try... I know, dodge. You seem sane. I was commenting on how others have started there, then gone to completely unacceptable places.

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 23, 2013

    Hold on I don't support what the others have posted and actually agreeded with your statement here in fact I left posts comparing them to George Zimmerman but WRAL didn't post them even though it didn't violate their polices, this is however the norm.

  • Jack Flash Oct 23, 2013

    "I've lived in Durham for a long time and haven't had to defined myself with a fire arm yet and I hope never to half to but ultimately that's up to the perps..."

    True, but b/c others have brought it up here, it bears mention that it should absolutely NOT be up to people who aren't perps. What I described and you quoted is something I do to be courteous; it is not in any way a requirement that innocent people have to do or else they get shot and deserve it. I do not like the insinuation in these comments that the default is to treat everyone like a threat and to pull a gun on them if they don't jump through hoops to show their innocence.

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 22, 2013

    "I'll add that if I am waiting in a line like this, I make sure I'm off to the side enough that people can see me in their peripheral vision, and I usually make some noise intentionally, like scuffing my feet or clearing my throat as I approach, so that I don't look like I'm sneaking up on them."

    I do the same. I've lived in Durham for a long time and haven't had to defined myself with a fire arm yet and I hope never to half to but ultimately that's up to the perps and the judges who keep on letting repeat violent offenders back out isn't it.

  • HockeyPlayerX Oct 22, 2013

    "Are we somehow supposed to notice this 50 foot invisibile cloak of resistance everytime you are standing at the ATM?" ... No, but if it is dark, and you are approaching me at an ATM, especially if I cannot see your hands or your face...you are acting very irresponsibly, and you are putting yourself in mortal danger.

  • HockeyPlayerX Oct 22, 2013

    "So the act of getting in line behind you gets a gun pulled on a person. Yeah, you're so reasonable."

    No, the act of getting too close to me at an ATM means that my gun comes out, and is at condition zero. It doesn't mean it is pointed at anyone. However, upon evaluating the situation, it may be.

  • Jack Flash Oct 22, 2013

    "Only thing I can say about distance is that people need to exhibit common sense and courtesy. I do not walk up right behind someone at the ATM. I keep out of others personal space and wait my turn. I do not try to intimidate to hurry someone up by invading that space. In my case, if you do invade my space you will be politely asked to move away and if not I will warn you and consider you a threat. End of story."

    That all sounds reasonable. Pulling a gun like some kind of quick-draw contest b/c someone got w/in 50 feet isn't reasonable in the least.

    I'll add that if I am waiting in a line like this, I make sure I'm off to the side enough that people can see me in their peripheral vision, and I usually make some noise intentionally, like scuffing my feet or clearing my throat as I approach, so that I don't look like I'm sneaking up on them.

  • shpack4 Oct 22, 2013

    Only thing I can say about distance is that people need to exhibit common sense and courtesy. I do not walk up right behind someone at the ATM. I keep out of others personal space and wait my turn. I do not try to intimidate to hurry someone up by invading that space. In my case, if you do invade my space you will be politely asked to move away and if not I will warn you and consider you a threat. End of story.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 22, 2013

    Are we somehow supposed to notice this 50 foot invisibile cloak of resistance everytime you are standing at the ATM?

  • doggypoos Oct 22, 2013

    I see they got the story right. They tried to call it an altercation at first.

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