This crook was allegedly caught sleeping on the job.
A man accused of using a blow torch to break into an ATM in the Upper Noe Valley neighborhood last weekend was found by police moments later sleeping in a nearby pickup truck -- or at least pretending to.
Just after 3 a.m. Sunday, an alert citizen called police about the fiery break-in at a cash machine near Church and 29th streets. Read More
These types of withdrawals are not allowed at ATMs.
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who dropped his pants and exposed himself in front of a woman using a bank machine in San Carlos on Tuesday.
The woman said she using a bank machine in Wheeler Plaza, between the 600 blocks of both Laurel and Walnut streets, when the suspect exposed himself. Read More
A man suffered deep slash wounds during one of two nighttime robberies at San Francisco ATMs on Monday, police said.
The 29-year-old victim was robbed about 3:15 a.m. while using an ATM at 24th and Mission streets, police said. Two thugs reportedly blocked the man’s path as he was leaving the cash machine. The man tried to run, but was sliced twice with a knife and robbed of his wallet, cellphone and cash, police said. Read More
If we had a “Dim Bulb of the Year” award, we would give it to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. How better to honor someone who so ostentatiously proposes a policy with obvious unintended consequences, then gets angry when they predictably come to pass? Read More
Dangerous conditions on some streets in San Francisco have caused at least one bank to close ATMs after dark, while others prefer to allow after-hours access to machine vestibules only for customers with valid cards.
At least three Wells Fargo locations in The City shut down their machines at night, according to the bank. Read More
A 51-year-old woman was robbed and kidnapped while using the ATM at a South of Market district bank Monday afternoon, police said.
Two suspects were arrested shortly after the woman was forced into a vehicle in front of the Wells Fargo Bank at Fourth and Brannan streets around 2:30 p.m.
One of the suspects, a 38-year-old woman, pulled the victim’s hair as she was using the ATM and ordered her to enter her PIN and withdraw money, a witness told police. Read More
Struggling to explain the nation’s weak economic performance in an interview for NBC’s “Today Show,” President Barack Obama said there were “structural issues with the economy … You see it when you go to a bank. You use the ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller.”
Obama may think automated teller machines are bad for the U.S. Read More
A patient panhandler who has been lingering in front of a Cow Hollow bank wasn’t hoping ATM customers would stuff $20 bills into his cup — he was waiting for customers to forget their cards in the machine so he could help himself, Northern Station cops say.In February, investigators issued a wanted bulletin for the panhandler, who allegedly robbed several ATM users of cash at a bank at Union and Buchanan streets. Read More
A 52-year-old man was kicked in the face after being robbed of his debit card at a Bank of America ATM near the bustling Powell Street transit station Tuesday, police said.The San Francisco resident was using the ATM in the central tourism and shopping district when the crook snatched the card around 7:25 p.m., police said.
After the victim demanded the card be returned, the crook said, "I'll sell you your card for $5," police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said Wednesday. Read More
An unlocked car in Presidio Heights was fun times for a crook, who scored a GPS, $50 in cash, two gift cards and $300 in charges on an ATM card, police said.The robbery occurred overnight sometime between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday, the car owner told police. The car was parked in the unit block of Locust Street.The police department’s Richmond Station reported the theft on its Twitter account on Wednesday. Read More