Durham seeks help solving ATM robberies
Posted December 1, 2008
Durham, N.C. — Police asked Monday for information about four late-night robberies during the last two months at the drive-through automated teller machine at the Bank of America branch at 4811 Hope Valley Road.
A man told police he pulled up to the ATM around 11:55 p.m. Saturday and as he was attempting to withdraw money, a man came from behind his vehicle, pointed a gun in his face and demanded money.
On Oct. 3, a woman had gotten money out of the ATM at 10:16 p.m. when a man approached her car, pointed a gun at her and took her money. He also forced her to get additional money from the ATM, police said.
On Nov. 8, a man was getting money from the ATM at 11:44 p.m. when a man approached his car, pointed a gun at him and took his money and his debit card.
On Nov. 14, a woman was depositing a check at the ATM at 12:36 a.m. when a man approached her, pointed a gun at her and demanded money.
Investigators said they believe the same man was responsible for all four robberies.
He was described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old and 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a medium build. He usually wears a black hoodie and a bandanna over his face, police said.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Investigator W.T. Coghill of the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4583, extension 230, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.