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Woman robbed at ATM machine

A 60-year-old woman was robbed during a withdrawal from an ATM at Royal Bank at Brooks Landing Thursday night.

The woman had just finished making a withdrawal when a male approached her from behind and demanded money.

She said he had something metallic in his hand, although she couldn’t say exactly what it was. She handed the suspect the money, and he told her to walk toward the far corner of the ATM lobby and face away until he left.

After about 10 seconds, she turned and saw a 1990s beige minivan heading northbound toward Highland Boulevard. Although the woman was not injured, she was shaken by the experience.

The suspect is described as 5-foot, 10-inches in height, and wore a knitted blue ski mask and a blue windbreaker jacket.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

 

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