Henrico Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a man by forcing him to withdraw money from an ATM Monday.
Police say the suspect approached the victim around 1 p.m. in a parking lot in the 4200 block of Innslake Drive. The suspect robbed the victim at gunpoint of several personal items, then forced the victim to drive them to a bank ATM. The suspect then ordered the victim to return them to the 4200 block of Innslake Drive, where the suspect left on foot. The victim was not injured during the robbery.
"It is shocking," said Rex Smith, president of Essex Bank. Essex Bank's headquarters are inside the building near where the robbery took place. "Innsbrook is a very tight community, it's someplace where we feel is safe."
Smith says, he sent an email to his employees following the robbery.
"When word came out - you could see the concern in people's faces," Smith said. "We don't want that kind of environment. We want people to feel good about where they work and safe about coming to work."
This is the third armed robbery in Henrico's West End in little more than a month.
In early September, there were two armed robberies only a few miles apart. In both cases, the suspect held his victims captive, forcing them to drive to an ATM and take out money.
Police are looking to see if the same suspect is responsible for all three crimes.
In this crime, the suspect is described as a 25 to 30-year-old black male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. A sweatshirt was also tied around his face. In the September robberies, the suspect is described as a 5'7" black male with a bandana covering his face.
If you have any information about this robbery, call Henrico Police at 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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