A knife-wielding man robs, cuts man at Greenwich ATM Sunday night, police said
GREENWICH — Police are searching for the person who stole cash from a 67-year-old man at a local bank and cut his hand with a knife Sunday night.
Police Capt. Mark Zuccerella said the robbery took place at 9:34 p.m. at the Wells Fargo ATM at a shopping center in central Greenwich on West Putnam Avenue.
Police said the man was leaving the ATM booth when someone wielding a knife demanded he take out more cash.
“The victim was unable to complete any further transactions and was robbed of the money he had just withdrawn. During the course of the robbery, the victim’s hand was cut by the suspect’s knife. The victim’s injury was treated at the scene,” the police captain wrote in a statement Monday morning.
The robber ran away on West Putnam Avenue heading toward Greenwich Avenue., according to Zuccerella. No witnesses saw a vehicle, police said.
A bystander was in the area at the time and called 911, telling police they saw someone “pacing for several minutes outside the bank prior to the robbery,” the captain said.
The person with the knife, who was wearing a hood and a face covering, was clothed in black skinny jeans and bright white sneakers. He appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s, police said.
Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact police at 203-622-8004 or email TIPS@GREENWICHCT.ORG.
The Greenwich community has experienced a number of high-profile street crimes in recent months, including a robbery on lower Greenwich Avenue in July of last year where the victim suffered two broken fingers in a physical confrontation with the suspect, police said. A New York man was arrested in that case.
In November 2022, a robbery took place at a business on Bridge Street in which a handgun was displayed. An arrest was also made in that case.