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Crime of the Week: Elderly ATM User Robbed At Gunpoint

Crime of the Week: Elderly ATM User Robbed At Gunpoint

POSTED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 1:01pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 1:04pm

A 65-year-old woman pulls up to an ATM machine at an eastside bank and is robbed at gunpoint by an unknown man, making this the Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week.”

On Thursday, Jan. about 10:15 p.m. the elderly victim pulled into a handicap parking space at the Bank of America on 1330 N. Lee Trevino. She got out to withdraw money from an ATM when a man came up behind her demanding that she give him her money. When she turned, she saw that the man held a black handgun in his right hand. She gave him the money she had just withdrawn. He tried to get more money from the ATM but ended up jamming it so it wouldn’t work.

The suspect fled on foot around the corner of the building, and then a red pickup drove slowly through the parking lot. It is not known if the suspect got into that truck, or if perhaps the truck’s driver could have seen the suspect. The suspect is described as aHispanic man between the ages of 16 and 18, short height, thin build, wearing a black hoodie and dark pants.

Police ask anyone with information at all about the identity of the suspect in this case to call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-TIPS(8477) or submit your tip online at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.  

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