ATM Kidnapper May Have Struck Again

Glen Mills, PA. – Just one day after a Newark woman narrowly escaped becoming the ATM Kidnapper’s third victim, a Pennsylvania woman was attacked outside her Delaware County home.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the attack that occurred on Tuesday March 7, 2017, according to State Police Spokesman Trooper First Class Timothy Greene.

Greene said that a masked man attacked a 65-year-old woman, at gunpoint, outside of her Madison Apartment Homes apartment, on Tuesday. The woman was entering her home when the unknown man approached the her with a handgun. The woman fought with the masked assailant causing him to flee, according to Greene.

The complex is located on Coventry Lane in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, just five mile across the Delaware state line and only 10 miles from the Top Of The Hill Apartments, where the first incident occurred.

Pennsylvania investigators can’t be sure that the case is connected to the Delaware cases, but due to the similarities they have been in contact with New Castle County Police, according to Greene.

Police said the the victim was not injured.

Police are offering the following safety tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Don’t be distracted by texting- keep your eyes and ears open and hands free
  • Call someone while walking
  • Let someone know where you are going and when you will be back
  • Trust your gut
  • Avoid hiding spots- walk in well-lit visible places
  • Change up your routine

Anyone who is interested in community block watch or community programs can contact the Community Services Unit at (302) 395-8050.

1st Incident – Top Of The Hill

2nd Incident – Arundel Apartments

3rd Incident – Bluffs Apartments

Citizens can also submit a tip by calling (302) 573-2800 or via website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.

Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

A reward of up to $20,000.00 is available to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those responsible for violent crimes being investigated by this agency.

 

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