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Oakland police warn residents of recent increase in ATM robberies

PIX Now 11:07

OAKLAND – The Oakland Police Department is warning residents to be on guard as the city has seen a recent surge in armed robberies at ATM machines this month. 

A customer uses an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Oakland (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On Friday, police announced there have been several reports of people being held at gunpoint after drawing cash from ATM machines.  

Officers remind residents to select an ATM in a well-lit, populated area, and to always watch for suspicious people in the vicinity before drawing money. Residents should also put their cash away immediately, and to call 911 if they are being followed. 

Police ask anyone with more information on the robbery cases to contact the department at 510-238-3326.

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