ATM robberies have become a problem throughout the United States. The first law that was passed was that they were a federal crime. That was in the 1980’s and the problem has grown in the last few years with the popularity of prepaid cards and debit cards for everyday purchases.
Not every ATM has been a victim of this crime. I was talking to a friend of mine who owns several ATMs in the greater Houston area. The one he owns is one of the few that has not been the target of an ATM robbery. He said that he has been robbed by a young woman who has stolen his money cards and ATM cards. She walked into the bank and demanded all his money. She left with a lot of money, but it wasn’t enough.
Well, I think the point is that ATMs are a prime target for robbers, because they take care of a lot of our everyday transactions. ATM robberies are the exception of a rule.
Of course, it’s still a great idea to keep money in a bank. Banks are the most common place to find cash, so there can be a lot of temptation for criminals to take advantage of the convenience of a bank as a potential cover. And it’s also a good idea to keep your own money in your own bank, so you don’t have to worry about robbers stealing your money.
This is a good reason for you to keep your ATM cash on a separate account. If you get robbed at home, your ATM cash might very well be in the same bag as your cash at work. That would make it virtually impossible for thieves to get at either.
You may be wondering what ATM robberies are good for. Well, there are two things to consider here. First, the robbers are usually not the same people who robbed the bank. But more importantly, the robbers are generally people you know you can trust. If you get robbed in your home, the robbers could be your spouse, your friends, or your neighbors. If you don’t have a lot of money with you, it is likely that your ATM account is only a few hundred dollars.
This is a big hurdle when it comes to ATM robberies, and one that ATMs have to overcome. The robbers steal from your account at the bank, and you are forced to take the money from your account and give it to the robbers to open an account at a new bank. If not, the bank will lose your money and your ATM card and it will be very difficult to get your money back later.
The robbers are not just ATMs. The robbers are ATMs with little or no security, which puts the bank in extreme jeopardy. That being said, it is actually not an ATM robbery. Banks that do not have sufficient security are considered to be “tossed and gone” by the police, which means they are considered to be non-robbery. It’s a little more complicated.
Bank robberies are the exact opposite of ATM robberies. A Bank robbery means that someone has not only robbed the bank, but has stolen the keys away. The robber has taken the bank’s electronic equipment, the money, and the bank’s control. The robbers have also robbed the bank as well, because they took away the bank’s physical presence.
The problem is that the same people who are going to try and rob the bank are also going to try and rob the ATM. That means that people who have been robbed by the ATM are going to try and rob the bank. So if you think it’s going to take too long for the ATM to be robbed, just have someone shoot the teller and take the money.