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Man forced to withdraw cash from east side ATM at gunpoint

Posted at 6:11 PM, Nov 16, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The victim of an east side ATM robbery says he saw his life plans flash before his eyes when a gun was pointed at him.

The robbery happened just after 3:30 a.m. at the PNC Bank ATM near 10th Street and Shadeland Avenue.

The victim, who asked not to be identified, said a man wearing a ski mask approached him with a gun and demanded money. The victim gave him the $20 he'd just withdrawn, but the robber reportedly wanted more.

The victim ultimately withdraw $300 and handed it over, fearing for his life if he didn't.

"He's constantly waving the gun, telling me to give it up, hurry up or he's shoot me," the victim said. "We were only 2-3 feet away. He was pointing it at me, to my face, to my chest, pointed it at my leg, like, if I don't do something or if I don't comply he's going to shoot me."

The robber fled the scene after receiving the money, and the victim was not injured.

IMPD has not made an arrest in the case, but says whenever you go to an ATM at odd hours, it's best to visit ones that are well-lit and highly visible. It's also a good idea to have at least one other person with you when taking out cash.

An RTV6 analysis of crime reports over the past month turned up at least five robberies at ATMs in Indianapolis.

All five robberies happened between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.

Find more info about each of those robberies below:

If you have any information about this or any other crime, you're asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.