Capt. John Walker, commander of the 15th Police District, is offering suggestions for people to be safe, following Monday night’s shooting and attempted robbery outside a Citizens Bank ATM at Frankford Avenue and Teesdale Street in Mayfair.
At 10:45 p.m., two people drove up near the ATM and tried to rob an individual, who suffered a graze wound to the arm.
Walker has the following suggestions:
• Stay in well-lit areas.
• Travel in groups, if possible.
• Do not leave your car running and unattended.
• Keep your head on a swivel when unloading your car of groceries, etc.
• Park in well-lit areas.
• Use ATMs indoors as opposed to outdoors.
• Avoid standing alone at bus shelters.
• Always be aware of your surroundings.
• Avoid walking while using your cell phone.
• Maintain communication with your neighbors.
• Trust your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, keep driving or moving.
• Keep your camera systems maintained and operational.
• Keep your homes and businesses well lit during the evening hours. ••