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Due to crime and vagrancy, Chase Bank has announced that some ATMs in New York City will be closed overnight.

new yorkMayor Eric Adams did not hesitate on Monday when asked about the decision from chase bank Closing some of the city’s ATMs during night hours, citing crime and vagrancy concerns.

Customers didn’t hesitate either.

Using an ATM was exactly what Sunny Ng wanted to do last Tuesday night, but when he tried to enter the Chase ATM’s front yard in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the only piece of paper he received was now By the way, 24-hour ATMs currently close at 10pm

“The advantage of using Chase is that there are so many ATMs, so closing at night is unbelievable,” Ng said.

So Ng went online and tweeted a complaint to Chase. The bank also gave reasons why crime and vagrancy are on the rise at its 24/7 front door.

“I don’t really buy it because I’ve seen private security guards in the front yard. It’s not like there’s no solution,” Ng said.

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A Chase spokesperson told CBS2 that only a minority of ATMs that were previously open 24 hours a day are closed after normal business hours. The company wouldn’t go into details about the incident that motivated the decision, but the NYPD recently reported that at 3:40 a.m. he threw coffee in a woman’s face at Chase on 40th Street and her 8th Avenue. I tweeted that I was looking for a person.

“These are all indicators of when we have to lock up supplies or close early because people are sleeping inside,” Adams said.

The mayor said the city was working to provide care for homeless people who needed help, and said the city needed to create an environment where people felt safe.

“People don’t want to walk into their ATM and see someone urinating, they don’t want to see someone screaming and screaming… People don’t want to experience that,” Adams said. “I’m saying I have to stop because I don’t want the ATMs closed. I don’t want people leaving our city.”

When asked if he had seen the crime or vagrancy problem, Ng said, “No. Sometimes it looks like someone who might be homeless, but I didn’t care.”

CBS2 also spoke with several other customers who said they wanted to know if Chase would cover ATM fees if they had to use another bank’s ATM at night.

CBS2 asked, but did not get an answer from Chase. Due to crime and vagrancy, Chase Bank has announced that some ATMs in New York City will be closed overnight.

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