Robbery suspect uses screwdriver to threaten victim at Phoenix ATM

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Silent Witness is offering a reward to help find a robbery suspect who reportedly threatened a bank customer with a screwdriver at an ATM in Phoenix.

According to Phoenix police Detective Mike Fischer, a Hispanic male approached the 30-year-old victim while he was at the walk-up ATM at a Chase Bank near 19th Avenue and Van Buren Street shortly before 6 a.m. on Aug. 22.

Fischer said the suspect threatened the victim with a screwdriver and demanded the victim's car keys and ATM card.

The suspect then demanded the victim's PIN number and attempted to use the debit card to withdraw cash, according to Fischer. When the suspect learned the victim did not have any money, he fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as approximately 24 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds with tattoos on both arms. He was wearing a black baseball cap, red shirt and jean shorts and had a black backpack.

Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the suspect. Call 480-WITNESS with any information.