Police: Suspect tried robbing victim at ATM in Winston-Salem

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Surveillance images provided by, Winston-Salem Police

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police on Friday released surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with an attempted armed robbery that occurred last month at an ATM in Winston-Salem.

According to police, the victim was withdrawing money from the Cash Points ATM at the intersection of Yadkinville and Reynolda roads around 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 23 when the suspect approached him from behind, said he had a gun and demanded money.

Police say the victim refused to give the suspect any money.  A struggle ensued, after which the suspect ran away headed west.  Police say the suspect may have gotten into a dark, two-door pickup truck of an unknown make or model.

The suspect is described as a white male standing between 5’5″ and 6′ tall with “reddish” shoulder-length hair and a beard or goatee.  He was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and cut-off shorts at the time of the attempted robbery.

No other details about the incident were provided.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call police at 773-7700.