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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.

A security officer stands guard beside the drive-thru ATMs here at the Germantown branch of Bank of America. Police say this is where a suspect with a Taser threatened and robbed a man as he sat in his car using the ATM.

County police officer Amy Daum say the unidentified victim drove away immediately avoiding injury and leaving behind the cash and his card.

"He really did everything right. The key is really to be aware of your surroundings," she says.

Brenda Ader, who banks at this location daily, is reconsidering how and where she does her banking from now on.

"Well, the security's not here at night but I come here at night and knock on wood, I've been safe," she says. "But it sounds pretty desperate for someone to use a Taser. I guess you got to look at the times."

There's a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment of the person responsible.

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