Memphis armed robbery victim relives frightening experience

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Memphis, Tenn. -- A Memphis man relived frightening moments from the night he was robbed with a gun at an ATM.

The victim is pleading for the public's help to get the dangerous man who committed the crime off the streets.

The man, who does not want to be identified, trembles every time he looks at the face of the man who almost took his life.

"As I was attempting to empty the ATM, he racked a bullet in the chamber and stuck it in my back and said 'how much money is in the account?'," the victim.

Police said the he was robbed at gunpoint at an ATM on Quince.

The robbery happened around midnight last Wednesday.

"He told me to sit down and close my eyes," the victim said.

He said the gunman told him to hand over his phone, wallet, debit card, and PIN number.

"At that point he pulled the hammer back on the gun and put the gun at the top of my head and said 'if I can't get this to work, I'm going to kill you right here and now'," the victim described.

Police reported the victim ran toward a grouping of condominiums across the street.

"He said I've got your I.D. I know where you live. If this ATM card does not work, I'll come to your house and murder you in your sleep," the victim told WREG.

Detectives released pictures of the gunman and images of the car he drove that night.

"He had a neck brace on," the victim recalled. "It looked like he had some tattoos."

The victim hopes someone will recognize the man who robbed him and help get him off of the streets.

If you have any information that will help police make an arrest, call Metro CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.


  • Don

    Who would go to a ATM by themselves to get money in the the third world city named Memphis after dark, and unarmed?
    There is no cure for stupid!!!!

  • Jt

    Why on earth would you even be at an ATM at midnight anyway. You invited trouble!!!! You have to use your head young man!!! There is no way I would have done it, and I very very very rarely do it in the day time!!!!

  • Confused at Comments

    Don, JT, So glad that it’s ok to rob somebody if they are using an ATM as long as it’s midnight. Thanks for enlightening me that the purge goes on in Memphis every night.

  • donthidebehindurscreen

    Seriously idiotic comments!! So now we are supposed to time when and when not to conduct personal business! You shouldn’t have to come out in a bullet proof vest and be up in arms every time you need some cash. I’ve been attacked in broad daylight at around 12pm, on crump, near the police station and all I did was drive down the road, there were tons of people driving by but no one did anything to intervene. You can’t stop crazy and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t do as we please regardless of savages.

  • Phil

    All people are saying is: “Use your head for something other than a hat rack!” Why invite trouble? I can offer you a 100%, foolproof method of NEVER being an ATM crime victim at night time. Don’t use an ATM at night! My Gawd, some people are actually begging for it!

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