ATM exclusion zone a good idea

Stuff reports:

Businesses in central Wellington want to mark a perimeter around ATMs to keep “intimidating and forceful” beggars out.

The idea is just one suggestion as inner-city residents and businesses push for banks to become involved in finding a way to protect customers from beggars.

Money machines had become a beacon of activity, particularly for opportunist and forceful beggars, said First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson, who heads a Wellington business group called Our CBD.

A exclusion zone around ATMs is a good idea. I think 400 metres should suffice.

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