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Henrico police urge caution after woman is robbed at ATM

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

Henrico police are urging residents to use caution after a woman was robbed at a Bank of America ATM. Investigators are also searching for the suspects.

Police released surveillance photos from the Bank of America on Villa Park Drive in Henrico. They say the robbery happened March 23 but they've had no luck finding the men responsible.

The robbery happened shortly after midnight, when the bank was quiet and dark. According to Henrico Police, the female victim pulled up to the ATM to make a deposit. The two masked men approached her, one had a gun, so she threw the money out the window and drove away to safety.

According to the Henrico Police safety tips, the victim did the right thing by giving the robbers what they wanted. If you're confronted by an armed person, try to comply. Police say fighting back usually isn't worth it.

Police suggest if you must use an ATM after hours, use one you're familiar with and that is well-lit. Officers also urge you to be aware of your surroundings and if you notice someone or something suspicious, cancel your transaction and leave.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITip" followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.                 

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