Dangers at the ATM: Protect Yourself Against Robberies

Tips to stay safe when you’re taking money out of an ATM.
2:06 | 10/22/14

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Very odd. Now to dangers at the atm. A scary scene, an attempt ed robbery of a young woman in broad daylight. How can you stay safe? Gio Benitez has that story. Reporter: Bank brutality. Look at these images as a man allegedly attacks a 20-year-old woman at a Florida atm Monday night. Wrapping his arm around her throat, demanding money. He takes off when she hits the car alarm panic button. Shaking the community, and catching the attention of the alleged crooks boyfriend. He's my boyfriend, he's in the room sleeping. Does he know you're calling? Reporter: Police arrest him. But it turns out most atm robberies happen between midnight and 4:00 A.M. And more likely to occur at walkup atms than drive throughs. Watch what happens one night in Virginia. A man runs up to a woman's window, pointing a gun. She gives him cash and speeds off. It can happen in broad daylight too. Even behind the secure bank doors. In New York, a man stole 300 bucks from this woman at an atm. We turn to bank rate.com. What's the first thing you have to do? Go to a well-lit area, or an atm in a retail outlet. That's going to have a lot of traffic. Reporter: Experts say don't use any atms on corners. That's an easy hiding spot for a thief. Don't wear flashy jewelry. That could tempt a crook. Don't count your cash at the atm, wait until you're in private. And one you didn't think of -- Plan ahead, keep deposit slips at the house, fill them out, pop in front of the machine, get the deposit in and get out. Reporter: For "Good morning America," gio Benitez, ABC news. New York. I never thought about it at the corner. So many times you see the atm there. And time now for the weather.

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