From the New Zealand Government’s Safe Travel website –
Violent crime in Panama, such as armed robbery, is not common but does occur. There have also been reports of “express kidnappings”, where individuals are forced to withdraw funds from automatic teller machines (ATMs) to secure their release. To reduce the risk of this occurring we recommend you use ATMs located inside banks during daylight hours and exercise vigilance while doing so.
from Latest Travel Advice Updates, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/2kvqOe0
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