CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 55-year-old grandmother was forced to withdraw money from an ATM Wednesday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Thomas Greaves, 24, allegedly approached the Reyna Guzman in her car and told her to go to an ATM. Greaves was carrying an air gun like a BB gun.
The robbery happened at about 7:20 a.m. at an ATM located at 6119 Plaza Lane in northeast Charlotte.
He put the gun to her back and she gave him $20 she already withdrew from the ATM but he demanded more money.
The victim’s 4-year-old granddaughter was inside the vehicle asleep while the robbery happened.
“He told me, ‘I don't want $200. I want $300. Give me $300. Not 200,’" Greaves said to her.
She turned around and looked at her assailant.
“I did this, ‘God bless you. God bless you. God bless you. God bless you,’" Guzman said.
She said he looked like he regretted his actions and gave the money back to her before fleeing.
Guzman even offered him to keep the $20.
Greaves was later arrested and charged with armed robbery and first-degree kidnapping.
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