Police Seek Thanksgiving Publix ATM Robber

A 69-year-old woman was robbed Thanksgiving Day in front of the North Trail Publix while withdrawing money at the ATM.

Sarasota Police Department released today surveillance photos from a Thanksgiving Day robbery at a Publix ATM in hopes the public could identify the suspect.

A 69-year-old woman was using the ATM at the 1044 N. Tamiami Trail at 4:41 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and forcefully took her purse, according to Sarasota Police. The woman was so upset she didn't report the robbery until the following day, according to police. 

The suspect is described as a white, male, his age is estimated as late 30’s – to early 40’s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, stocky build, with short brown hair. 

At the time of the robbery the man wore a sleeveless T-shirt with a large square logo on the front and a smaller square logo on the back, according to police.

Anyone with information on the identity of the perpetrator is asked to contact Detective Riley at 941-954-7062.


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