Police hunt man who carjacked woman and attempted to use her ATM card 15 times at the same ATM machine
Chamblee police are asking the public’s help to identify a man who carjacked a woman on November 9. The man robbed the woman at gunpoint near the mail center inside the Chatsworth Apartment complex in Chamblee, a small town just north of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the man stole the woman’s ATM card and attempted to use the card 15 times at the same ATM machine.
“I don’t want to shoot you. Just lay down,” the victim said the man told her. “That’s when I laid down on the ground and he cocked the gun and said don’t move just stay there,” she told Channel 2 News.
The unidentified woman told police the man demanded her car keys, her cell phone pass code, a laptop, her ATM card and ATM personal identification number.
The man then drove off in the woman’s car. He later turned up at a BB&T Bank ATM machine in nearby Buckhead. Over the next 36 hours the thief attempted to withdraw cash from the same machine 15 times. He managed to successfully withdraw $400 before the woman’s bank deactivated the card.
“Rarely do we have 15 different attempts at the same bank,” Chamblee Police Sgt. Ernesto Ford told Channel 2.
Surveillance photos show a light skinned black or Hispanic male wearing a red ball cap and a grey t-shirt with the image of Mr. T.
Chamblee police located the woman’s car near the ATM machine six days later.
The woman told Channel 2 News she was afraid to return to her apartment and plans to leave Chamblee.
“When someone is that bold to do something like that and does not try to hide their face, they don’t care,” she said.
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