Man Steps in to Help Stop Robbery of Asian Woman at ATM in NYC

Man Steps in to Help Stop Robbery of Asian Woman at ATM in NYC
Maina Chen
By Maina Chen
October 13, 2020
A robbery failed when an unknown man attempted to steal from an Asian woman in Flushing, Queens last Friday, thanks to a good Samaritan who chased after the culprit.
The incident was originally posted to Facebook that morning, stating that the woman was using an ATM when a stranger attempted to rob her in broad daylight.
The post stated that if it hadn’t been for the good Samaritan in “black jacket [and] white shirt,” the Asian woman would’ve had her cash stolen.
(To view the photos below, you must click on the Facebook post and view through the social media platform.)
In a statement to NextShark, the NYPD said the incident happened at 8:55 a.m. “inside the lobby of the Bank of America located at 39-12 Main Street.” They said the victim was “about to deposit money into an ATM” when the suspect “approached and removed $4500 dollars from the victims hand,” and fled the scene.
According to the post, after the good Samaritan ran after the man, the suspect “dropped the money and his backpack.”
The NYPD confirmed that the woman got her money back, and as seen in the photos, pedestrians helped pick up her belongings.
“There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing by the 109 Precinct Detective Squad,” the statement continued.
Officers are currently looking for a “6’2  dark skinned male who was wearing a brown coat and grey jogging pants.”
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