Robber at ATM threatens victim with acid attack

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A woman was forced to surrender $1,000 to a robber at a Manhattan ATM under the threat of having acid thrown in her face.

According to police, the 22-year-old victim was withdrawing cash at 5:30 p.m. Friday from a Citibank ATM on First Avenue by East 68th Street.

“Yo, Mami,” the robber said to the victim. “I have acid, and I’m gonna throw it in your face if you don’t give me $1,000.”

The suspect, described by police as Hispanic, approximately 6-feet-4-inches tall, with a thin build, showed the victim a plastic bottle containing a yellow liquid. The woman first withdrew $200 from the ATM, then an additional $800, and gave the cash to the suspect.

At the time of the crime, the suspect was wearing gray hooded sweater and blue jeans.

H/T: New York Daily News

 

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