Santa Rosa police seek suspect in attempted robbery at ATM
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:42 p.m.
Santa Rosa police were searching Thursday night for an armed suspect who fled after he ordered a man to withdraw money from an ATM at a downtown bank.
The victim arranged to meet with the suspect at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in northwest Santa Rosa, ostensibly to purchase a cellphone from the man, police Sgt. Eric Litchfield said.
Instead, the suspect demanded money from the victim, who ended up driving the pair to Wells Fargo Bank on B Street. There the victim withdrew cash from an ATM while the suspect displayed a firearm from beneath his shirt.
Litchfield said the suspect took off running toward Santa Rosa Plaza after the victim yelled for help.
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