Masked bandit robs man at ATM

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 2:57pm
Staff reports

Metro Police need the public's help identifying the masked man who took $200 and an ATM card from a Franklin man at a US Bank ATM.

The victim told police the suspect had a blue bandanna partially covering his face and may have been armed. According to police, the victim, a 48-year-old Franklin man, said he saw the suspect approaching as he was making his withdrawal at the 1125 Murfreesboro Pike location at 9:05 p.m. July 28. He ran and the suspect took the cash the ATM was dispensing and his ATM card.

The suspect, who the victim believes to be a young adult, apparently fled on foot and may live in the area of the bank, police said. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a blue polo shirt with white writing in the left corner.

US Bank is assisting the police department in the investigation.

Surveillance video of the suspect is available on Metro Police's Website.

Anyone recognizing the robber from the bank’s surveillance pictures is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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6 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 8/5/09 at 3:22

if only the victim had been a concealed carry permit holder...

By: courier37027 on 8/5/09 at 9:20

If this bank allows concealed carry permit holders as customers, I will take my business elsewhere. I demand this bank make law abiding citizens and account holders register online, take a class and wait a long time for criminal background check.

By: TITAN1 on 8/6/09 at 6:53

localboy, if the victim had a gun and if the punk had a gun, then there could have been an Old West shootout. Is that what we want?

By: BenDover on 8/6/09 at 8:02

Yes it is; because punk thug's usually carry .22 or .25 caliber pea-shooters that jam more often than they shoot and concealed carry holders are packing high caliber Sigs or Glocks that end the fight before it starts.

The bigger question though will be from this guy's wife when she asks him what he needed $200 bucks cash for at that time of night in that part of town. lol

By: shrub on 8/6/09 at 11:01

That's not much of a description of the suspect. Was he white, black, Hispanic, Asian, etc.? While some news outlets may be reluctant to include a person's race, it remains important identifying information, particularly in a city with nearly 600,000 citizens.

By: SirKnight on 8/6/09 at 11:28

shrub, take a look at the link provided in the article. The surveillance camera shots will answer your question.

I agree with your thoughts though. Today's liberal media is so politically correct it's ridiculous. It just so happens the color of a person's skin does make that person more identifiable. It is no more incorrect than knowing if he had any tattoos or what color or style hair he had.