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Surveillance photo of hooded thief robbing man at a drive-through ATM with a Taser.
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Surveillance photo of hooded thief robbing man at a drive-through ATM with a Taser.

The robbery took place at the Germantown branch of the Bank of America late one night last week. Montgomery County police officer Amy Daum says a man wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt approached the victim as he sat in his car at the ATM.

"He walked up to the driver's side and threatened the victim with a stun gun. The victim drove away and the suspect got away with the cash and the card."

Daum says although Tasers can be legally purchased in Maryland, they're treated like a handgun.

Tasers are also legal in Virginia, but not in D.C.

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