Violent ATM robberies can cost you mo...

Violent ATM robberies can cost you more than your cash

There are 80 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 23, 2008, titled Violent ATM robberies can cost you more than your cash. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

One night in September, Jeff Cain was abducted from his South Florida hotel room, driven to an ATM and forced to withdraw $500. "I must have been easy prey," said the 36-year-old Kentucky radio show host, who ...

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Passive101

West Palm Beach, FL

#1 Jun 23, 2008
Security at ATM's such as camera, lighting, mirrors, etc. Do not stop a crime. Like police they only help put the pieces together after the crime.

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#2 Jun 23, 2008
Being aware of your surroundings is important . Too many humans get complacent .
Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Jun 24, 2008
Mr. Cain and Mr. Butler walked into a Casino to a ATM teller. What is wrong with this picture? Also they both got into a taxie cab, another look at this picture. There is something wrong again. You mean to tell people that Mr. Cain couldn't alert the cab driver or anyone at the Casino while having a man with a gun? And after givng money to Butler, Cain then walks away. Why didn't he walk away after the first transaction at the Casino? This story of Mr. Cain's abduction should be puzzeling to anyone. I wonder if Mr. Cain had been gambling at the Casino earlier?
Frank

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Jun 24, 2008
when I go to atm's besides being very alert and councious of the surrondings, I also pack a .38 special in a very uncommon place, so if there is a robber I think he or she will be very surprised asking where that bullet came from..I can only feel sorry for the robber already in such pain dying there like a dog while I still call the ambulance for then...trust me...he'll get shot before he can say this money is mine !!
THE MAN

Pompano Beach, FL

#6 Jun 24, 2008
Frank wrote:
when I go to atm's besides being very alert and councious of the surrondings, I also pack a .38 special in a very uncommon place, so if there is a robber I think he or she will be very surprised asking where that bullet came from..I can only feel sorry for the robber already in such pain dying there like a dog while I still call the ambulance for then...trust me...he'll get shot before he can say this money is mine !!
yeah ok there.
Pete

New Milford, CT

#7 Jun 24, 2008
I'm waiting for concerned one to chime in with "it's the fault of the auto teller machines...."
Tim

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Jun 24, 2008
Don't Carry ATM cards.
Just use Credit Cards if you can.

It takes some planing, but the reduction in risk is worth it.
JP Zingher

Waukegan, IL

#9 Jun 24, 2008
The true extent of the ATM crime problem could be easily exposed by a small change in methodology. The software that crime statisticians use is "address-dependent." All the Florida Department of Law Enforcement needs is a master list of ATM addresses and every murder robbery, rape, missing person, etc would be uncovered. The Town Mall Killer's ATM photo could easily be in another police department's file somewhere and no one would know it.
SilverGST

Boynton Beach, FL

#10 Jun 24, 2008
Like Frank said, "when I go to atm's besides being very alert and conscious of the surroundings, I also pack my 9mm (cwp) So think twice before trying to rob me.
BCL

United States

#11 Jun 24, 2008
Bank of America has a built in safety feature in the new ATMs that they installed last year in all the local branches that helps prevent this sort of crime. The ATMs are always broken.
Duh

AOL

#12 Jun 24, 2008
Tim wrote:
Don't Carry ATM cards.
Just use Credit Cards if you can.
It takes some planing, but the reduction in risk is worth it.
This could be the stupidest thing ever posted!
pie

Boca Raton, FL

#17 Jun 24, 2008
Yes, ATM's are vulnerable and easy prey.

Police should take proactive steps to protect adn show presence, besides most addicts will be making alot of trips to hte ATM at all hours of the day and night.
Nothing New

Hollywood, FL

#18 Jun 24, 2008
Florida wrote:
Mr. Cain and Mr. Butler walked into a Casino to a ATM teller. What is wrong with this picture? Also they both got into a taxie cab, another look at this picture. There is something wrong again. You mean to tell people that Mr. Cain couldn't alert the cab driver or anyone at the Casino while having a man with a gun? And after givng money to Butler, Cain then walks away. Why didn't he walk away after the first transaction at the Casino? This story of Mr. Cain's abduction should be puzzeling to anyone. I wonder if Mr. Cain had been gambling at the Casino earlier?
It's easy to judge when it's not you in that situation. We don't know what the robber told the guy to get him to comply.
Frank

Lake Worth, FL

#19 Jun 24, 2008
All the more reason to carry!

You cannot rely on government to protect you!
Tim

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Jun 24, 2008
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>
This could be the stupidest thing ever posted!
Obviously you don't know the difference between CC and Debit(ATM) cards.

Using CC cards for purchases provides one with significantly more legal protections.(P.S. Don't bother to get a pin.)
Dirty Harry

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#21 Jun 24, 2008
I carry a 9mm
Rot away in Prison

West Palm Beach, FL

#23 Jun 24, 2008
They need to put the PD alert buttons right on the ATMs and at bank locations right now, just like the emergency notification buttons they have at malls. Let the cruiser come by or be in route at the touch of a button. Persons image will be on the ATM camera and local surveillance cams.

Any felon that comes up on me will leave on a gurney and the morgue will pull the lead from his body.

Waste management!
Boca

Esom Hill, GA

#25 Jun 24, 2008
Smith & Wesson, don't leave home with out it!
Rough

Miami, FL

#26 Jun 24, 2008
Im so glad I have my CWP. My Glock on my side.
More of you need to carry.

Tree huggers need not respond. Go save the world, save the trees and bunny rabbits.
But I'll be watching you on channel 7 next....
OMG

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#27 Jun 24, 2008
all the ATMs would need would be a push button alarm. one that is super loud.

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