Quite a lot of banks are quietly locking the doorways to their ATM lobbies earlier than midnight and reopening them within the early morning hours.
The story was first reported by the New York Submit.
The banks embody JPMorgan Chase, Residents Monetary Group, and Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution. Not all branches are affected by the change in coverage.
The motion is being taken as a part of an effort to maintain homeless folks from encamping within the ATM lobbies, some utilizing the foyer as a public W.C., which is creating a security hazard for each prospects and financial institution workers.
In March, two New York Metropolis cops have been attacked by a homeless man at a Citibank department on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan after they requested him to depart the ATM foyer. The assault prompted requires enhancements in security at ATM areas.
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