Police Urge Caution After ATM Robberies In Jacksonville

Jan 30, 2015

Credit William Grootonk / Flickr

A Jacksonville man was robbed at gunpoint while depositing money at an ATM a few weeks ago.

This incident is one of seven robberies that have happened around town in the past month, according to JSO.

Our partners at News4Jax talked to Sylvester Burton, the man who was robbed. He said the robber got away with about $500. Burton works late, and went to the ATM around 1 a.m.

“I saw this car pulling around the corner but did not stop to let the person out, and I'm like, 'Uh oh, this is fixing to be trouble,'” Burton said.

He said a man ran up to him, pointing a gun at his side and telling him to get cash out.

Police say it’s best to go to the ATM during the day, because most of the robberies have happened at night. It’s also important to pay attention to your surroundings. And police say never to fight a robber; give them what they ask for to avoid injury.

Photo Credit: ATM Keypad 2 by William Grootonk is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0