Cherry Hill Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they say robbed a female utilizing the ATM.
According to police, yesterday a female was utilizing the ATM located at the Navy Federal Credit Union, located at 2100 Route 38, when a male approached her from behind and attempted to steal the victim’s cash.
A struggle ensued and the victim was able to fight off the suspect. However, the male was able to grab a portion of the victim’s money as he fled on foot toward Route 38.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the male pictured below.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’ 06” tall, slim build wearing a black knit hat, gray jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone that witnessed the robbery or knows the identity of this male is urged to call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-7828 or contact Det. Benedetti at (856) 432-8835, PBenedetti@cherryhillpolice.com. Information can also be provided anonymously to email@example.com.
ATM Safety Tips
*Always pay close attention to the ATM and your surroundings.
*Maintain an awareness of your surroundings throughout the entire transaction. Be wary of people trying to help you with ATM transactions. Be aware of anyone sitting in a parked car nearby.
*Do not use an ATM that appears unusual looking or offers options with which you are not familiar or comfortable.
*Do not allow people to look over your shoulder as you enter your PIN. Memorize your PIN; never write it on the back of your card. Do not re-enter your PIN if the ATM eats your card -- contact a bank official.
*Do not wear expensive jewelry or take other valuables to the ATM. This is an added incentive to an assailant.
*Never count cash at the machine or in public. Wait until you are in your car or another secure place.
*When using a drive-up ATM, keep your engine running, your doors locked and leave enough room to maneuver between your car and the one ahead of you in the drive-up line.
*Maintain a supply of deposit envelopes at home or in your car. Prepare all transaction paperwork prior to your arrival at the ATM.
This will minimize the amount of time spent at the machine. Closely monitor your bank statements, as well as your balances, and immediately report any problems to your bank.