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.