Jul 28, 2014

Second Attempted Robbery at Main Street ATM

Man with knife attempts at Bank of America a day after a someone tried to rob a woman at same ATM.

Second Attempted Robbery at Main Street ATM

Two men allegedly tried to rob a 55-year-old West Orange man at a Main Street bank ATM on Feb. 2 before fleeing without any money, West Orange police reported.

The attempted robbery occurred one day after a man tried to rob at woman with a note at the same ATM. 

In the Feb. 2 incident, the West Orange man started to withdraw money from the Bank of America, 59 Main St., around 9:45 p.m. when a man he didn't know walked out of the bank, police said.

As he continued to use the ATM, the West Orange man told police a second unknown man with a knife approached him from behind yelling, "Give me $100."

The man told police he turned around and told the robber, "I don't have $100."

Police said the robber then walked over to a second man who had walked out of the bank earlier.

The West Orange man then started yelling for police and both men fled onto Northfield Avenue away from Main Street, according to the report.

Police said the man didn't report the incident immediately because nothing was taken. 

The West Orange man described the robber as a white man in his 20s, tall and thin and dressed in all black with a ski mask, according to the report.

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