Police release footage from Saturday morning strong-arm ATM robbery

A man hit a woman on the back of the head and took cash.

A still image from surveillance footage of an ATM robbery Saturday at the 104 N. Main St. Wachovia.

Courtesy Gainesville Police Department
Published: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 4:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 12:46 a.m.

The Gainesville Police Department has released an image taken by an ATM security camera during a Saturday morning holdup.

The strong-arm robbery happened at about 10 a.m. at the ATM outside the Wachovia branch bank at 104 N. Main St.

Based on statements from the victim and security camera footage, police said the woman was making a deposit when a man walked up behind her and punched her in the back of the head.

The woman and her attacker began to struggle and fell to the ground before the attacker was able to get the money from the woman. He was last seen running off to the east.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or provide additional information on the case is asked to call Detective Joy Robison at 334-2489. Those with information who prefer to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward can call Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP (7867).

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