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Man in mask attempts to rob woman at knife-point

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Man in mask attempts to rob woman at knife-point

By Janice Yu; Alexis Fernandez. CREATED Apr 23, 2013

Reporter: Alexis Fernandez

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Deputies need help identifying a man who robbed a woman at knife-point at an ATM last month.  

Deputies and detectives from the criminal investigations division responded to a Bank of America near Thornydale Road and Linda Vista Blvd Monday, March 18, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 

During the investigation, deputies learned that a woman deposited her paycheck and wanted to withdraw money from the drive-through ATM, Peine said.

During the withdraw, the woman was approached by a man holding a knife and wearing a green mask with purple horns, according to Peine.

The victim pulled her arm back into her vehicle and drove off. She then saw the man manipulating the ATM. Deputies determined that no money was withdrawn from the account, Peine said.

"If you see, hear everything that's going on around you, let others know that you're aware of what's going on, have someone with you," he told 9OYS about how to prevent these crimes from happening.

Surveillance footage shows the man has light complexion and dark hair. He was wearing dark clothing and a green mask with purple horns.

Peine says the safety risk is greater at night, when you're alone.

"It's frightening, especially you know for women by themselves," said Melissa Mcmanus, a Tucsonan. 

Deputies are continuing to investigate, but if anyone has information about this incident or the man in the mask, they ask that you call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.