Man Attacked and Robbed Woman at Pompano Beach ATM: BSO

Authorities are searching for a crook who was caught on camera attacking and robbing a woman at an ATM in Pompano Beach.

The robbery happened back on May 1 at a Wells Fargo ATM  on Sample Road as the victim, a senior citizen, was making a deposit, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

The man pretended to use the ATM next to the woman but as she was making her deposit, the man reached over and snatched several hundred dollars from her hand. He then grabbed her and the two struggled for several minutes, authorities said.

During the struggle, the victim's watch was torn from her wrist. The suspect momentarily fled as the victim broke free, but he returned, punched the woman several times in the face, grabbed her watch and left, authorities said.

"This is a horrible person that would go out of his way to come back after having robbing this woman of her money just to steal her jewelry, just to inflict a little more violence upon her," BSO spokesperson Gina Carter said. "So this is clearly a man we want to get off the streets."

Authorities said the suspect, described as a black male possibly in his early 30s, fled in a dark-colored four-door Toyota.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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