Man robbed of cash at Orillia ATM, suspect charged

Victim had cash in an envelope swiped out of his hand

A man was robbed of $700 after withdrawing money from an ATM on Peter Street in Orillia.

OPP say as the man left the bank on Tuesday, he was approached by a male who grabbed the cash that was in an envelope from the victim’s hand and fled the scene.

A 40-year-old from Orillia has been arrested and charged with theft under $5000.

He is to appear in court on Thursday.

All members of the community are reminded of the following safety tips when using an Automatic Teller Machine:

  • Stay in well-lit areas
  • Put your cash, card and receipt away immediately. Count your money later, and always keep your receipt.
  • If you see anyone or anything suspicious, cancel your transaction and leave immediately. If anyone follows you after making a transaction, go to a crowded, well-lit area and call 911!
  • If you exit your vehicle to use an ATM, lock your doors. When walking back, have your keys in hand so that you can re-enter your vehicle quickly.