Caught On Camera: Police seek ATM robbery suspect
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JACKSON, Tenn. — A brazen daytime robbery at a Downtown Jackson ATM is all caught on camera. Police said they are still trying to identify their suspect which is leaving some fearful he could strike again. A shirtless black male wearing a white necklace is who police said robbed a woman as she was withdrawing money from the Regions ATM on the corner of North Church St. around 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. “He rammed his arm in her window and said give me the cash,” Crime Stoppers Director Mike Johnson said. “So he was serious and I think the victim knew that.” Luckily she wasn’t hurt, but it all happened in broad-daylight in a place not known for crime. “Downtown is probably one of the safest parts of the city right now,” Johnson said. “It’s just very unusual that it happened down here.” Investigators said the victim drove up to the ATM, withdrew cash and that’s when the alleged robber reached in and grabbed it with what looked like a gun. “A towel or a white rag was wrapped around his left arm,” Johnson said. “You really couldn’t tell if it was gun or a knife or if there was actually something inside it.” A scary situation that could have ended much worse and that’s why police are urging residents to be more cautious. “It’s going to be getting dark early so try and look around a little more,” Johnson said. “I know we hate to be so cautious all the time but you need to be, especially getting cash out.” Little did this alleged robber know he was caught on camera and before he victimizes someone else police want him in jail. “Usually when someone does that and gets away with it they’re going to strike again,” Johnson said. “So this is why were needing the public’s help and really get this guy caught.” If you can identify the suspect in the surveillance pictures call Crime Stoppers at (731) 424-TIPS (8477) A cash reward is available and all callers can remain anonymous.