Police Seek Public's Help In Finding Armed Robbery Suspect
Suspect allegedly accosted victim at a South Tewksbury ATM and forced her to empty her bank account.
Tewksbury Police are seeking the public's help in tracking down a man who allegedly robbed a woman at a South Tewksbury ATM on Monday.
According to a press release issued by Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the incident took place just before 5 p.m. at the Stoneham Bank, 2171 Main St.
The victim told police that the man approached her car while she was at the drive-thru ATM at the bank. The man displayed a dark-colored handgun and demanded that the woman empty her bank account.
According to Sheehan, the woman withdrew an undisclosed amount of money and handed it over to the man. He then told her to leave before he escaped behind the building.
The suspect is described as being a white male, between 5'8 and 6'0 tall, with dark hair, dark eyes and thick eyebrows. The victim told police the man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, a blue bandana and blue surgical gloves.
After receiving the call from the victim at 4:57 p.m., multiple police units responded to the scene and established a perimeter, according to Sheehan. The Tewksbury Police K-9 unit was called in, as were State Police and the State Police Airwing unit for an aerial search. A reverse 911 call was also sent out to residents in surrounding neighborhoods with a description of the man. A door-to-door canvassing of the surrounding area was also done.
According to Sheehan, the search continued for several hours but the suspect was not located.
The Tewksbury Police Department is asking anyone who may have seen something or has any knowledge of the incident to call the Dispatch Center at 978-851-7373. If you wish to remain anonymous call the Tip Line at 978-851-0175 or send an email to email@example.com