UPDATED: Roanoke Police Department releases surveillance photos from ATM robbery

It happened Wednesday night in downtown Roanoke.

February 16, 2012

ROANOKE, Va. — The Roanoke Police Department has released surveillance photos of suspects they believe robbed a man who used an ATM on Feb. 1.

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Original story, Feb. 2

The Roanoke Police Department is looking for three men who robbed a man Wednesday morning after he used an ATM.

It happened after he withdrew money from a machine at the Roanoke/Salem Plaza.

The victim says he withrdew money, and was assaulted by two men.

The victim told police that the two men then jumped into a green Honda driven by a third man.

Here is the news release from the Roanoke Police Department:

The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a robbery from person that occurred on February 1, 2012.  Officers responded at 1:50 a.m. to the 3900 block of Melrose Avenue.  The victim stated that he withdrew money from the ATM located at the Roanoke/Salem Plaza when a vehicle approached him and two suspects exited the vehicle.  The victim, a 42 year old male of Roanoke, then stated that he was physically assaulted by the two suspects who took money and an item from him.  The victim stated that the suspects then got back into the vehicle which was driven by a third individual.  All three suspects then fled in the vehicle and were last seen traveling east on Melrose Avenue.  The suspects are described by the victim as three black males.  The victim stated that the two suspects who assaulted him had a thin build.  The vehicle is described as a green Honda.  Roanoke Fire/EMS responded to the scene, however the victim refused transport to the hospital.  No arrests have been made.  Anyone with information regarding this or other crimes should call the Roanoke Police Department at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500.  Crime Line may offer a monetary reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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