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Police: Photos show man who tried to rob driver at Henrico ATM

Posted at 2:53 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 17:32:10-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police are alerting the public after officers said a man tried to rob a driver at an ATM in Henrico County's West End Tuesday evening.

Henrico Police were called to a report of an attempted robbery outside a bank in the 1700 block of N. Parham Road just before 6 p.m.

"Officers were able to speak to the victim who was at the ATM trying to make a transaction when an unknown male, shown in the photos below, approached the vehicle and began demanding money, possibly with a knife."

Police said the driver managed to drive away and call 911.

"The victim was able to react quickly and appropriately," police said.

Police descried the suspect as a black male between the ages of 19-25, 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 180-200 pounds.

Anyone who can identify the person in the surveillance photos is s asked to contact Detective N. Tuzzo at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804780-1000.

Police offered these tips and reminders:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. If anything or anyone seems suspicious, stop your transaction and go to another ATM.
  • Use machines that you are familiar with.
  • Make sure the area is well-lit.
  • Never walk away from the ATM with cash in your hand. Secure your money and bank card before walking away.
  • Report acts of crime, no matter how minor; your actions can help others from becoming victims.