HYDERABAD: Raking up the much debated issue of security at ATM kiosks, a 24-year old woman on Wednesday was robbed at gunpoint inside an ATM here.
The victim, Srilatha, is working with a software firm here.
The incident took place at around 7.35 am in the morning when Srilatha, who stays in a nearby hostel, reached the ATM to withdraw money.
There was no security guard posted at the ATM kiosk adjoining the State Bank of India’s Yousufguda branch, which faces a busy main road.
However, police have managed to get a picture of the accused, wearing a maroon shirt and blue jeans with a light coloured kerchief across his face, from the CCTv footage.
“The man came from behind, with a kerchief across his face, moments after I entered the ATM. He demanded all the valuables I have as well as the money in my account. As I told him that the ATM was not working, he fired once threatening me. He took away my gold chain, ring and a pair of ear studs,” explained Srilatha at S R Nagar police station.
Further, she said, “Before leaving, he took away my mobile phone and the debit card with my pin number. He told me not to follow him as another person outside would be keeping a watch on me.”