Tip leads to arrest of man accused of forcing woman to withdraw from ATMs

John Cramer.
John Cramer.

A Nicholasville man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a robberies in October and on New Year’s Day.

John Cramer 24, is accused of holding a woman at knifepoint and forcing her to drive him to several automated teller machines to withdraw money from her bank accounts, according to Nicholasville police.

Cramer stole more than $1,000 from the woman, police said.

At the time of that October robbery, police had little information because there were no photos or videos from any of the ATMs, and the victim wasn’t able to give a decent description because of stress.

A tip from a confidential informant led police to Cramer.

Meanwhile, the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office said Cramer is also charged in the Jan. 1 robbery of another woman in the area of Clarence Drive in Tates Creek Estates northeast of Nicholasville. In that robbery, Crame allegedly used a knife to steal a purse from the victim.

Cramer is being held in the Jessamine County jail in lieu of $80,000 bond.

Anyone with information about these or similar cases is asked to contact Nicholasville police at 859-885-9467.