Police seek public assistance in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery against a woman at a walkup ATM near the airport area last month. Recently released surveillance footage by the MPD reveals the young assailant brandishing a firearm and threatening 67-year-old Gloria Evans.
Recounting the incident, Evans stated, “As I withdrew my money, the man suddenly approached me with a gun, demanding that I hand over the cash. He was persistent, getting uncomfortably close.” The robbery occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on May 13, just a day before Mother’s Day.
Prior to the attack, the footage captures Evans surveying her surroundings and checking for any signs of danger. “A car pulled up, so I glanced back, assuming they were waiting for me to finish before conducting their transaction. However, that wasn’t the case. He was waiting for me to retrieve the money so he could rob me,” explained Evans, told Wreg.
The video depicts a struggle between the two individuals over the $60 Evans had just withdrawn from the Orion Federal Credit Union located on the 3100 block of Millbranch. Reflecting on the incident, Evans expressed a mix of shock and anger, stating, “It caught me off guard and enraged me simultaneously. I just thought, ‘Fine, take it!’ He swiftly grabbed the money from my hand, leaving behind the card and receipt.”
MPD’s Facebook post regarding the incident has garnered significant attention, with nearly 6,000 shares and over 2,300 comments. Concerned citizens voiced their sentiments, with one individual named Marian Hurns stating, “What if that was his grandmother? Lord help us all.” Another commenter, Marie Smith, lamented the potential outcome, saying, “You’ll apprehend him, and the courts will release him. Then he’ll do it again.”
The suspect was identifiable by his attire, which included a blue hoodie featuring a Puma logo, white Nike sweatpants, and tan flip-flops. He was armed with a gray handgun and fled the scene in a 2015 red Hyundai Elantra. When asked about her message to the individual who robbed her, Evans replied, “It’s not worth it. Don’t do it.
It’s wrong. I know he has a mother and a grandmother, and his actions would surely disappoint them.” Anyone who recognizes the suspect or possesses information that may aid investigators in locating him is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (901)528-CASH.