Moreno Valley Woman Shot In Car Was Apparent ATM Robbery Victim

MORENO VALLEY (CBS/AP) — A young woman was just starting out her life, working her way up to manager at the restaurant she worked at and about to move into her first apartment, when she was shot during a robbery at a drive-through ATM.

atm robbery suspect Moreno Valley Woman Shot In Car Was Apparent ATM Robbery Victim

Police say this man robbed and fatally shot 23-year-old Carrie Thomas. (credit: CBS)

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a parking lot in Moreno Valley shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday and found that a car had struck a light pole. The driver, 23-year-old Carrie Thomas, had been shot several times and died at a hospital.

The crash occurred near the drive-through window of a credit union.

Thomas managed a local Shakey’s Pizza and was supposed to move into her first apartment Monday, KCAL 9’s Greg Mills reported. Crisis counselors are going to be made available at the restaurant for Thomas’ coworkers.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says that after closing on Sunday night, Thomas told her boss that she was going to withdraw cash from the ATM.

Investigators are examining footage from surveillance cameras in the parking lot for clues.

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  1. moe says:

    Its very sad that a young woman was so viciuosly killed for probably just a few dollars. i wish for that killer to suffer for the rest of his life. i have to say though that women need to be more careful – never never go to an atm at night or where there is no one around. always always be aware of who is around you and pray for protection. women are easy targets because they generally won’t put up a fight. be aware and never go anywhere alone if you dont’ have to especially jogging, bicycling, etc. its a tough world filled desperate criminials.

  2. Jose Luis Gomez says:

    Too short, get rich or die trying.

    1. Really says:

      You sound stupid.

  3. BIG JOHN STUD says:

    WHY ARE PEOPLE CONTINUING TO GOTO ATM OR PUMP GAS LATE AT NIGHT?? DON’T THEY KNOW THEY’RE EASY TARGETS??

    I’M 6’6″ & BUILT LIKE A FOOTBALL PLAYER & I REFUSE TO PUMP GAS OR GOTO BANKS LATE AT NIGHT COZ THUGS CAN ROB YOU EASILY!!

    1. DMAN says:

      Thank you so much Big John! I bench 315 and I make sure to get my gas and/or go to the ATM in advance to prevent taking chances such as this one. This whole thing is so sickening because some ANIMAL actually thought 300-1,000 dollars was worth such a beautiful life. HE SHOULD GO GRAB A SUICIDE BLOW POP AND TELL US HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET TO THE MIDDLE!

      1. Stinky Slit says:

        People high on drugs or need a fix don’t really care what a life is worth. Heck, they don’t even care about their own life so why should they care about others??

        Dope affects their judgements.

  4. Maria Espinoza says:

    Probably one of her Ex-boyfriends.

  5. Daniel says:

    My prayer go out for her family I know its seem like life ain’t fair, why does a young nice person die so young, wasn’t her destiny or maybe its just God that didn’t want her in this evil world, but i tell you something she in a better place while were still stuck in this wicked world may she rest in peace…WILL SEE YOU AT THE CROSSROADS..

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