Pompano man heading for breakfast is shot and robbed at ATM


A Pompano Beach man was shot and robbed during an early morning visit to an ATM at a Bank of America branch, and a search is under way for the assailant, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

Robbery detectives said they hope the public can help identify the shooter from the release of a surveillance photo of the man standing over the 67-year-old victim at the bank at 21 S. Pompano Parkway.

The victim was heading for breakfast and stopped to get money from the ATM at 5:19 a.m. The gunman demanded cash, which led to an argument. He then shot and robbed the man of money and his bicycle, according to a news release.

The victim managed to get to a nearby McDonald’s and summon help. He was hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening. Witnesses told deputies that the shooter fled north toward Atlantic Boulevard.

Based on the bank surveillance image, the suspect is described as a male with a small to medium build, and about 6 feet tall. He appears to have a beard and a bald head.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Luis Silberberg at 954-321-4200 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-8477 or browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

mjfreeman@sun-sentinel.com, 561-243-6642 or Twitter @marcjfreeman


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