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Armed Suspects Try To 77 Yr. Old At ATM

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Lake Wales, Florida – May 1, 2016 at 4:22pm an attempted robbery occurred at the drive-up ATM located at Citizens Bank, 222 Hwy 60 E. The victim, David Campbell a 77 year old Lake Wales resident, drove up to the ATM and completed his transaction when he was approached by two suspects. The two suspects approached Campbell and confronted him through his open driver’s door window. One suspect who was armed with a handgun pointed the gun at Campbell and told him to not move his truck. Campbell tried to grab the gun but the suspect pulled it away before he could grab it. The handgun was passed from one suspect to the other and when this occurred Campbell stated he drove off. Campbell stated the suspects fled on foot running West toward Publix as he drove away. Campbell was not injured and the suspects did not get any property from him.


     One suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male wearing a white or light gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled covering most of his face, dark brown eyes, approximately 5’6″ tall, and a thin build. The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, approximately 5’8″ tall, and a thin build. The white or light gray hooded sweatshirt had the word Seminoles across the front of it and the red hooded sweatshirt had the word Southpole across the front of it. The suspects are believed to have left the area in the silver vehicle pictured here. At this time it is not believed this attempted robbery is related to the May 4, 2016 attempted robbery at the Dollar General, located at 306 SR 60 E.


     Anyone who has information related to this crime or knows the suspects is asked to contact Detective Stephanie Goreck at (863) 678-4223 extension 269 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.

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