By CANDIE BECK
LOG CABIN STAFF WRITER
The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man that allegedly robbed a woman while she was using an automated teller machine.
According to information released by police, the victim was robbed at First Security Bank located at 4100 Prince St. on Jan. 16, while she was using the drive-through ATM.
The victim told police that as she approached the ATM, she noticed a man standing in the parking lot but did not pay close attention to where he went. As she was completing her transaction for $50, the suspect approached her and demanded the money. The suspect did not show the victim a gun but warned her that he had one and would shoot her if she did not give him the cash.
When the woman handed the suspect the money, he demanded she make another transaction. The woman then withdrew an additional $100 and handed it to the suspect.
While the transaction was being completed the suspect told the woman, “I’m sorry, this is for my mother.”
The suspect took the money and fled on foot but warned the woman that if she contacted the police he would “hunt her down.”
The victim told police she had not seen the suspect before but described him as a blue eyed, white male, approximately 18 years old. She further described the suspect as being approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 150 pounds.
Detectives were able to get still photos from the bank’s security cameras but have not been able to identify the suspect.
The public is being asked for their assistance to apprehend the suspect. Anyone with information on the case or that can help identify the suspect is asked to contact Det. Melissa Smith at 501-450-6120.
(Candie Beck is a staff writer and can be reached at 505-1238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.)